1. Keep it simple
Overthinking takes extra time. It's much more effective to spend less time doing more. It's about focus and it's about being the best at something - over and over again.
Simplicity comes in many forms. The simpler the process, the easier it is to duplicate. The simpler the communication, the less time it takes for others to understand.
2. Be useful
Be self-aware enough to quickly catch yourself when you're dazing off into your computer screen. In that moment, you're not being useful.
It's about going further than useful. It's about being indispensable. I live by the mantra "the place should feel different when you're not present."
3. Give freely
This usually comes in the form of advice. But it's also about charity.
This is how we should be made up as compassionate human beings. We should care enough to donate our time and/or money to help others.
The more you give, the more you'll get back. Always.
4. Measure everything
You can't improve what you don't track. Not enough people realize that you can even measure the actions that don't interact with your business life. Are you fulfilled as a person? How do you know?
You need goals laid out everywhere so you know what you're living for. Did you travel enough this year? Did you help enough people?
Figure out what drives you. Then record the truths that will help you realize how you're actually performing in your life.
5. Express gratitude
This should be a daily activity. It's important to remind ourselves that we are much luckier than many others in this world. Consider all the good in your life and thank those around you that make it even better.