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5 success lessons we can learn from Floyd Mayweather

Despite what your opinion of him is, there’s much we can learn from the boxing star about achieving success in business and life, and the following 5 success lessons are the underlying principles behind his accomplishments.

1. Ditch The One-Night Stands

Mayweather’s doesn’t put on a show, he puts on a spectacle; he doesn’t do big, he does over-the-top. But it’s not just for one night, he’s done it for over eighteen years.

2. Talent is Nothing Without Work

When his daughter was asked what’s the biggest lesson she’s learned being around her father? She responded, “that hard work pays off.”

No doubt Floyd Mayweather has talent, but if he hadn’t worked on that talent from the age of five, there’s no way he’d be the athlete he is.

3. Bigger Than Your Circumstances

Floyd’s father was thrown in prison for dealing cocaine. His mother suffered with drug addiction. At one stage, seven of his family members were sleeping in a one bedroom apartment without any heating or hot water.

According to statistics, Mayweather should’ve ended up in prison. But he chose to be bigger than statistics and bigger than his circumstances.

4. Over-the-Top Self-Belief

Mayweather doesn’t need the question in order to give the answer: “I’m the best ever.”

Cocky? Sure. But actions flow from belief. And whether or not he becomes the greatest is irrelevant if he doesn’t truly believe it. His belief has already taken him to the top with an undefeated record.

5. Cutting Your Own Grass

The reason Floyd Mayweather tops Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes is because he pockets two pay-checks: one as fighter and another as promoter.