How to Become an Authority at Anything

Tom Morkes' 5 Pillars for Being Seen as an Authority

This is a guest post by Tom Morkes. Tom is one of the hosts of the upcoming Authority Super Summit, which I will be speaking at this week, along with dozens of other amazing online authorities. You can register here for FREE.

Having coached and mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs over the past four years, I’ve noticed a recurring pattern in high-profile professionals. The biggest and brightest business people excel in 5 foundational areas of business.I call them “The Five Pillars Authority.”

Tom Morkes on How to Become and Authority

Let’s review each of the five pillars and how to apply it to your business.

Pillar 1. Mindset

You wouldn’t build a house without preparing the foundation first, would you?

Of course not.

Similarly, you wouldn’t set out to build a profitable business without having a stable base to launch from. The FOUNDation for any business is the mindset of the FOUNDer (founder / foundation – get it?)

Like a house built on sand, a business led by a confused, uncertain, and weak founder will crumble.

The 5 Attitudes You Must Adopt to Unleash the World Changer Inside of You

If you want to change the world, there are certain attitudes you must adopt.

They are non-negotiable, absolutely essential to success, and you will notice them among all successful people.

So what are those attitudes? Well, you’ll have to listen to Episode 006 to find out.

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“There’s lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good reason…” From @PhilLibin of @Evernote (Tweet That)

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The #1 Reason Why Entrepreneurs Live Longer

Did you know that entrepreneurs live 7.47% longer than the rest of the population?

That’s nearly six full years longer! Those six years represents a healthier life, which likely represents more joy, which likely leads to better relationships, tighter family units, and so on. Those six years are very important.

But why? Why do entrepreneurs live longer?

Why Entrepreneurs Live Longer Entrepreneurs live 7.47% longer than the rest of the population. Find out why: (Tweet That) | Share this Graphic on Pinterest | Share on Facebook

I believe that the reason entrepreneurs live longer comes down to one word:

Control

When many people think of the prototypical entrepreneur, they get a vision of a man or woman working 16 hours a day, pulling his or her hair out from the stress of bills, payrolls, decisions, and the fact that everything rests on him or her.

The lives of every employee and their children are in the entrepreneurs’ hands.

5 World-Changing Attitudes You Must Adopt Today

If you want to change the world, there are certain attitudes you must adopt.

They are non-negotiable, absolutely essential to success, and you will notice them among all successful people.

NOTE: I go more in-depth and share some personal stories in the audio. Click the play button above to listen.

#1 I am a risk taker

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World changers take risks.

They do as Reid Hoffman, one of the co-founders of LinkedIn, suggests. They jump off a cliff and then assemble an airplane on the way down. They demonstrate faith, which Martin Luther King, Jr. described as taking the first step on a staircase when you don’t even see the second step.