Russian Oligarch Roman Abramovich heads up top investment firm Millhouse Capital, holds stakes in steel giant Elvraz and is the owner of the Chelsea Football Club, an English Premier League football team.
1. Work hardMost billionaire businessmen have risen to the top from adverse conditions and their success can rarely be attributed to convenience. "I have a dream like Napoleon. I'm just a hard worker and pragmatic," says Abramovich.2. Make the needed sacrificesWhat are you willing to give up for your dreams? It is said that Abramovich's major financial breakthrough came about after selling a 3000 rubel (1000 GBP) wedding present to invest in his first venture as start-up capital. 3. Agile mindAbramovich never takes any notes and always keeps a mental record of any business undertakings. "If I write something down, I usually can't read
afterwards," he says. 4. Community involvement According to Abramovich charity is a complex area and it's important to find an area where you can really make an impact and see results. "Charity is not like feeding pigeons in the square. It is a process that requires professional management."5. Don't compare yourself to othersIt's easy to fall into a habit of rating your achievements against the benchmarks of others, but this can be detrimental to your own development. "To tell the truth, I cannot call my childhood bad. In your childhood you cannot compare things : one eats carrots, one eats candy, both
taste good. As a child, you cannot tell the difference.
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