15 Rules to Win at Life (Part 2)

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Hello Aluxers, how exciting it is to have you with us here today for the second part of our Rules to Win at life Series.

If in the one we published last week we took a look at the essentials, in this one we’re going a lot more tactical and closer to the ground with mindsets which you can incorporate immediately into your life.

After analyzing some of the most successful individuals in the world we put together this list of common traits they share in their behaviour and how they approach life.

This is will help you no matter if you’re starting a business, going through college, pursuing your passion or just living a healthy and balanced life.

We’re gonna cut the intro short on this one so we can get started on the good stuff.

Here’s the second part of our 15 Rules to Win At Life!

Number 1: Be intentional
Whatever you do in life, do it because you meant to do it!

Being intentional with your actions means you are the one who’s in control of what’s happening in your environment, you are a change agent. Things don’t just happen to you, they happen because you intended them to happen.

If something good happens in your life, make sure it was by design. Be laser focused with your intent so that no matter the result, you can learn to take better aim in the future.

This applies to numerous segments of your life, starting with your health, your career, your relationships, do not just go with whatever life gives you, be intentional in your actions and only settle when you got what you wanted.

Look at your current reality and see how many things happen because of you and which events you believe happened to you. You’ll be shocked when you realize how many aspects of your life you can actually control if you decide to be intentional with your actions.

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Number 2: Don’t fear the future
Only those who do not write their own future fear it!

Being scared of what’s ahead of you only means that you do not believe you have the right skills to handle what life is going to throw at you.

The thing is, the future is already here, with every single second that’s passing by. You reading this article is you taking the future and making it the present.

In order to win the game of life, you need to look into the future and see opportunity, to see the vision for the world in which you are successful and use every single present moment to make that future become a reality.

We are all time-travelers, traveling together into the future! Make sure it’s a good one, because you’re the one who creates it!

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Number 3: Don’t regret the past
Why regret the past when at that moment you did what you wanted to do.

The past is done and you should treat it accordingly.

You can not change it, but you can immediately change your direction in life, if you feel that your recent past actions are not taking you to where you want to be.

Look at your past as experiments you’ve done with your reality and see what worked and what didn’t work for you. Run this experiment right now.

On a piece of paper write down which moments of your past translated to amazing memories, to moments that made a positive difference in your life and then those which you regret the most.

In order to win at life, you need more of the first ones and less of the second ones, it’s that easy!

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Number 4: If you want better, go get better
The universe is not gonna hand you the life you want just because you believe you’re special, you need to put in the work to get it.

This should be your wakeup call Aluxers! Complaining for not having enough, for not being enough, for people not treating you right, it can all change if you choose to do something about it.

We can not underline the importance of this point. If you want to live a better life, then go build a better life for yourself. Do whatever it takes!

There is no progress in just standing by and complaining. You are in charge of your reality and your current one is a reflection of your current actions.

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Number 5: Have Less, Do More, Maintain Balance
Excess in any form leads to an unbalanced life and when something’s unbalanced it end up crushing on the floor.

If you’re one of those viewers who only read the list titles, you’re not gonna understand what this point is about, because we are a luxury channel, we more or less preach that having more money, more freedom, more in life is a good thing, so this title is counter-intuitive if you don’t check out the fine print.

Having less has to do with your possessions. Let me explain!

There are two types of possessions in life:
1. Things that you need!
2. Things that you own!

It turns out that the more things you own, the more these things tend to own you.

Let’s say you have multiple homes around the world, multiple cars etc.

At one point you will not be able to enjoy them, instead they constantly need to be maintained, so in turn now a bit of your time, your work, your skills are no longer working for you as an individual, but you’re now a slave to these things which you don’t even get to enjoy.

Be as successful as you want, buy whatever it is that you want, but there’s a difference between the things you need and the things you own. You don’t need everything you own and it’s just cluttering up your life.

On the other side of the coin, doing more of the things that make you feel alive is unrivaled. You are the sum of your experiences and these help you become the person you wish you were.

Maintaining balance between these two segments of your life will result you in elevating yourself as a human being, being truly alive and not slaving away for material possessions.

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If you’re curious to see what having a ton of money can do to your life, we made a video called 15 Insane Things Rich People Did With Their Money which you can check out  below.

You’ll realize the Johnny Depp is actually on the verge of bankruptcy despite being paid over 30 million for each movie.

Number 6: Choose Quality Over Quantity
Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.

Look around you at the quality of your environment, what level of quality are your possessions, your food, your experiences and relationships? Is there room for improvement?

If you want to get better at life, find ways to systematically increase the quality of your reality without putting yourself in danger.

This doesn’t mean you should go out and buy a brand new car just so you can increase the comfort when being stuck in traffic.

Instead have a look at the quality of relationships, at the quality of how you spend your spare time. You’ll realize that there are so many angles to this which do not require a financial investment but just a bit of thought to go into it and your entire life can change for the better.

Our tag-line here is: Luxury & Fine Living, and we dare to say that the fine-living part is even more important that the Luxury.

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Number 7: The small pieces make the big picture
The beauty of life lies in the details which at the end make the most beautiful composition!

When people think about their lives, they usually recall the big moments, a few childhood memories, finding your someone special, getting married, having kids, the loss of their parents and so on.

These are incredibly important and should be treated as such, but life is not these moments, actually they make up for less than 0.0001 percent of your existence.

The remaining time is the one you do not remember. That’s when life happens, when you’re sitting in bed reading Reddit, when you’re stuck in traffic or when you’re asleep.

If you want to win at life, you can start by making small changes to these moments. Buy a better mattress, a better pair of shoes, listen to some audiobooks while in traffic or share the ride with someone interesting.

You’ll find that small increases in highly repetitive environments lead to a much higher quality of life and you will be a happier individual.

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Number 8: Don’t chase people, be an example, attract them
We’d rather be surrounded by 3 close friends who are there for the long run than have 20 fake friends who won’t answer your call when you need them!

Life has a weird way of bringing people together and from our experience, this entire process is hackable, which means you can use it to your advantage.

Most people go about it the wrong way, they chase people, they try to squeeze themselves in with the “cool kids” and reality shows that’s not gonna happen.

Instead we recommend you become the person you’d be interested in hanging out with. You want to hang out with celebrities, become a celebrity, you want to be surrounded by quality friends then you better start behaving like a quality friend.

When you become the person you’d want to be around, people of the same level will gravitate towards you. This is one of those tactics which fairly few people are aware of, because it requires you putting in the work.

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Number 9: Everything has a price, find what’s undervalued
People today tend to know the price of everything but the value of nothing.. That’s where we see opportunity!

If you want to have an edge in life, you better invest your time in learning to read the value of things.

Everyone can read a price-tag, but very few are able to understand the value of something.

We call this Life-Arbitrage where something is worth more than the price reality sets for it. If the arbitrage is there for us, we make the trade, there’s no point in even thinking about it, because you’re bringing more value into your life than the amount of money you just traded.

There are things in life that are cheap but valuable. Just take our channel for example, these articles are free for you to read but that doesn’t mean they’re not valuable.

Same with books, a book will cost around $15 but the knowledge in it, applied correctly could generate tens of thousands or even millions.

Remember what we mentioned in our last Sunday video, a single idea can make you rich, so pay the price for things that are undervalued.

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Number 10: The Lion doesn’t lose sleep over the opinions of the sheep
Very few people’s opinions matter in life, the rest are just noise!

If your goal is to Win, you can allow the words of others to derail you from your goal.

Haters are so disappointed in their own performance in life that the only way for them to feel better about their miserable lives is to try to bring others down to their level.

You are on a journey to greatness and their opinions shouldn’t matter. You are the Apex-Predator of your dream, there’s nothing a sheep can do to keep you from achieving them, unless you give in.

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If you like where this is going or you are surrounded by people who are trying to bring you down we have the perfect video for you. It’s called 15 things you didn’t know about your Haters which you can check out here:

It’s one of our favorite videos we’ve ever made and once in a while we recommend you go through it, just to remind yourself of who you are and who they are.

Number 11: Have more than you show, speak less than you know
Life is all about being strategic with the resources you have!

Life is a lot like chess, which means you should always be one step ahead of your environment.

Having more than you show gives you an edge, these resources are concealed and you know you can deploy them if it come to it.

Wealth comes from being unshakable, please note that we did not say RICH, but wealth and at this point we hope you’re already familiar with the difference between the two.

We’ve never liked people who talk to much, they’re so keep on putting everything they know on the table just to make themselves feel important that it’s easy to see that afterwards there’s nothing left behind the curtain. You’ve probably met this type of people in your life before.

Be strategic with your attention, with your time, with your money and deploy these tool only when they serve your interests or that of those whom you care about.

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Number 12: Surround Yourself with People with emotional and intellectual depth
You become one with your environment, so make sure you’re feeding off a quality circle.

This article is about winning in life and as you know, life is more like a marathon than a sprint.

There’s another saying we enjoy which says, if you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far, go together.

Your circle, your squad, your team, your family, your friends are one of the most important factors which influence your chances of making it.

You don’t need surface people, you need depth. People who understand life, who take this seriously and are willing to join and challenge you to become better.

People are superficial, having emotional and intellectual depth has become a goal in itself.

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Number 13: Don’t go along with the bullshit
…ain’t nobody got time fo’ that!

You need to start saying NO to bullshit so you can say YES to things that matter for your journey.

We’ve built everything on the premise of not bullshitting ourselves and not bullshitting others just for the sake of sounding good. Which makes us unlikeable somethings, but we’d rather stick to the brutal truth than pretending everything is ok when it isn’t.

Because life is not like that, if you go along with the bullshit at some point you’ll be so trapped in it that it will be almost impossible to escape it.

Life is not about meaningless things, not about doing others favors that you don’t want to do or letting others walk all over you.

If something’s bullshit, call it out! Call yourself out when you know you’re lying to yourself.

Being truthful about your reality is the first step in actually changing it for the better.

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Number 14: You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do
Nobody cares about your plans until they become reality!

The world will judge you based on what you accomplish, because frankly we’re all too busy doing our own thing to care about some plans you have.

You know that talk is cheap right? Everybody can talk, everybody has ideas, but so very few take action.

How many of you watch our videos/read our article, but never actually use any of the info? You know they can have a positive impact, yet you choose not to.

If you want to move ahead in life you will need to actually start doing the things which will move you closer to your goals.

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Rules to Win at Life Part 2 by Alux – You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do
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Number 15: Become Valuable
Invest in yourself, it pays the best dividends!

You are your greatest asset, you are the rain man you can bring rain into your life and it’s all under your control.

A person who’d truly valuable will always find a place in the market, will always not only be able to provide for himself and his family, but be able to adapt and acquire new knowledge which increases how valuable he is.

Becoming valuable is the only way to trade your time and knowledge for the things you want from life.

How valuable are you, how much value can you put into the world? That’s how much you’re worth and the world will reflect that onto your reality.

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This article had a more tactical & strategic approach than our previous one, because we wanted to share this perspective as well.

We’re not sure if we’ll do a part 3 for this, unless you guys really find them valuable. Either way, next Sunday we’re going to do something different and we plan on upsetting a bunch of people.

We’re curious to know Aluxers, should we do a part 3 for this Rules to Win at Life series? Let us know in the comments! If enough of you ask for it, maybe in a couple of months we’ll do another one more focused on the small actions one can take to increase his chances of success.

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