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10 Habits Of Successful Nigerian Men

Most men do not have much success by accident. While the concept of how "successful" a man is remains a matter of personal judgment, regardless of a man's wealth or fame, there are undeniable habits and traits that a man must have to help him achieve success and maximize his true potential.
10 Habits Of Successful Nigerian Men
10 Habits Of Successful Nigerian Men

Many of us have heard other men talking about all the wonderful things they are going to do with their lives. They are going to enter the top university, they will write a book, they will finally get that startup to take off from the one they have been talking about forever. They are going to be a success. But the point is that most of the guys do not do any of the things they say they're going to do. If you came back to see them ten years later, they would be telling you the same story of how they will succeed.

Successful men are different. They set goals and achieve them. So, how does a man become a real success? What habits and characteristics do these men have that help them get to that place that makes them highly successful? How do they achieve their goals and do so in a way that reflects success in themselves and in those around them?

We decided to ask 10 successful men about the habits that helped them the most.

10. Time Management

This one is a constant with successful men. Whether you are one of the top earners on Wall Street, or one of the best surfers in Australia, you are not going to be successful if you don’t make the best use of your day, every day.

Richard Jalichandra, the CEO of Bodybuilding.com, agrees. “Efficient time management is a requisite to any meaningful success in business. I am insanely committed to planning physical fitness and downtime. Scheduling exercise into my day is important enough that it’s literally blocked off on my calendar — it's as important as any meeting to me. The exercise time gives me important time to both recharge and have critical time to think about our business. My best strategy and problem-solving usually comes while I'm working out.”

9.  Being Well-Mannered

If this seems a little old fashioned to you, then it is a pretty good bet you aren’t successful. Being well-mannered is something that matters when it comes to gaining the long-term respect of others and reaching your goals.

Mark Steines, actor and former host of Entertainment Tonight, has this to say about being polite. “Growing up in Dubuque, Iowa, things like manners and kindness were instilled into me at a young age. When my career brought me to Hollywood, I saw various levels of narcissism and unethical, mean-spirited people. The industry is tough and it challenges your moral compass. It is easy to to turn into something ugly and ungrateful. It takes a lot of work to stay kind, genuine and true but it is well worth it.”

8.  Public Speaking

You might be smooth when it comes to online communications but none of that matters if you can’t seal the deal in person, and this goes double when it comes to speaking in front of a crowd or a camera. Step up your public speaking game or be left behind.

Nicholas Kinports, social content expert at The Notice Agency, breaks it down. “Ten years ago, a colleague took me to a Toastmasters International meeting in New York. It was the start of a lifelong drive to improve my presentation skills, and has dramatically impacted my ability to grow my business. Speaking clearly and with confidence is a learned skill, so practice!”

7. Treating People with Respect

While it might seem that it shows your success when you act like you are better than those around you, the opposite is true. Treating people you come into contact with respect shows them how confident and comfortable you are in your abilities, and hey, it’s the right thing to do.

Lamar Anderson, Director of Product and Programs at Owens Corning, knows this to be true. "I treat everyone with the same level of respect, from the cleaning crew to the CEO. I stop to speak to many people throughout my day, just to say hello. I create an environment where many people feel comfortable opening up to me about very personal things. My peers and higher-ups can see for themselves how people interact with me, and it is easier for someone to do something for you when they genuinely like you as a person and respect you in return."

6. Networking

In today's world, it is pretty much impossible to be successful all by yourself, no matter how good you are at what you do. You need a circle of like-minded people around you to help you succeed. No successful man is an island.

Jalichandra tells us how he works his own networks. “Business is usually all about relationships, so it goes without saying that networking has been a huge part of my success. As a CEO, a big part of my responsibility is to spend a significant amount of my time ‘outside the company.’ In other words, either meeting with or talking on the phone with people outside the company. Sometimes it's forming important business partnerships, but most of the time, it's just about gathering intelligence learning from my peers.”

5. Staying Away From Drama

This is a big one. You could be on the fast track and heading towards success, then you might get involved with some drama and it could all come down fast. Most successful men don’t concern themselves with gossip and drama, they do their own thing and do it with class.

Gerard Adams, serial entrepreneur, millennial branding expert, and founder of Elite Daily, breaks down how you stay above the fray in the most succinct way possible. “Don't ask me about anyone you don't see me with.

4. Looking Sharp

While one might not like to admit that it is true, guys that take care of themselves and look sharp tend to be more successful than those that don’t. As a society and a culture, we attribute certain qualities to men who look the part they play.

Brad Robinson, founder and CEO of Ritual Gym, says, "I believe that taking care of yourself shows that a certain level of commitment and discipline is part of your character. In a world where we interact with more people on a daily basis than at any time in history, you don't have very much time to make an impression — seconds matter.”

3. Kindness

A successful man that is built for the long run knows that being ruthless is so last year. Today’s highly successful man recognizes that being kind to those around him is what gives him staying power.

Darren Pierre, an educator, speaker, and author of the book The Invitation to Love agrees: “Kindness has played a key role in my accomplishments. My ability to respect the positions of others in times of disagreement, and to treat all within an organization with care, has lead to partnerships that have been instrumental to my success. Allow kindness to sustain you, and you will see that power, not weakness, will become the byproduct of your efforts.

2. Curiosity

Successful men have a variety of traits and habits, but one thing that almost all of them have is a curiosity about the world around them, and about others ideas. While it is important as a successful man to have one’s own agenda, it is equally important to have the ability to learn from the world around you.

Josh Meyer, of the men's skincare and grooming company Brickell Men's Products, knows this to be true. “Being successful doesn't just happen. I've always wanted to be successful and my curiosity drove me to find out how other people became successful, causing me to take actionable steps that have helped me get where I am today. You absolutely need to be curious.”

1. Open-Mindedness

If you stay in a box, whether it is your own creation or someone else's, it is very unlikely that you will achieve real success. Those men with an open mind are usually the ones who make their dreams come true.


Adams, who sold Elite Daily to the Daily Mail in 2015 for $ 50 million, knows a little about keeping an open mind. He says: "Learn from those who do things differently from you, not from those around you by doing the same things". And when you're on the road, make sure you appreciate those who do not give up on you. "

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