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Mind Your Business: How To Be An Intellectual Badass


You can be an intellectual badass if you just mind your business. You’ve always been a bit smarter than the average bear. You love learning, you have a thirst for knowledge, and you can talk circles around most people. But sometimes it’s hard to be an intellectual badass and mind your business when someone annoys you: we all have those annoying coworkers who don’t know when to shut up about sports stats or cat memes (and God forbid they bring up politics). If only there was some way to shut them down with our intellect!

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Why should you mind your business?

Here’s what you need to know: You are responsible for your own life.

It’s not the world’s fault that things aren’t going well in your life, and it isn’t your parents’ fault either. If they did something bad or wrong, they are also responsible for their actions, but that doesn’t mean that YOU have to feel guilty or suffer from their mistakes forever! The only person who can make changes in your life is YOURSELF.

You can’t control what other people do or say about you (and most of them won’t change anyway), but YOU CAN control yourself by choosing how YOU react to them and their words/actions towards you–this means no revenge! Just focus on making positive changes so that one day soon enough those negative people will be out of sight and mind because they’ve lost interest in bothering with such a happy person like yourself 🙂

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Mind your business and define your purpose

Mind your own business and define your purpose in life. What do you want to achieve? Why do you want to achieve it? These are some of the most important questions in life, and they’re also some of the easiest ones to answer-until we get caught up in our daily routine and forget to ask them again. Take some time out of each day (even just a few minutes) and reflect on these questions: what exactly is my goal here on earth, anyway? How will I get there, and what does success look like for me in this context?

Mind your business and start planning your life

You’ve probably heard the expression, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” It’s true. The best way to ensure that you are successful in your life is by planning for it and minding your own business. You can do this by setting goals and then creating a roadmap for achieving those goals.

Planning ahead helps keep things on track so that you don’t get derailed or sidetracked when life gets in the way and throws some unexpected curveballs at your path toward success. Once you start planning your time and finances wisely, it will be easier for other areas like work environment or health/fitness goal-setting follow suit!

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Focus on yourself, not other people

When you’re focusing on your own journey, it’s easy to get caught up in comparing yourself to others. You may start thinking about how someone else is doing a certain thing better than you are or imagining how much farther along they are in their life than yours.

That’s normal! But it’s also dangerous because it can limit your growth and success by making it difficult for you to be at peace with where you are right now.

Instead of worrying about what other people are doing or have done, focus on minding your business and being proud of yourself for all the things that make up who YOU are:

  • Your strengths (the things that come easily)
  • Your weaknesses (the things that aren’t easy)

Have an open mind to new ideas and experiences

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut. You’re comfortable with what you know, and you don’t want to be challenged by anything new or different. But being an intellectual badass means being open to new ideas, experiences and people. That may mean expanding your horizons beyond your comfort zone and that can sometimes feel scary!

But remember: you only live once. If there are opportunities out there waiting for you–and they might not even be related directly to your current job-take them seriously and explore them fully before deciding whether or not they’re worth pursuing further (because if they are good opportunities then no matter how much effort it takes on your part these things will always seem worth doing). If nothing else comes from this experience except the knowledge that it was worth trying something new then at least we’ve learned something valuable about ourselves along the way.

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Take responsibility and be accountable

Taking responsibility and being accountable are two of the most important skills you can develop as an intellectual badass. When you take responsibility for your actions, it means that you own them and don’t blame others for what happens in life. You are responsible for everything that happens in your life–your successes and failures, good times and bad. And when something goes wrong (and sometimes even when things go right), we often feel like our actions were caused by other people or circumstances outside of our control–but this is not true!

Taking responsibility also means taking ownership over your choices so that they’re not always easy ones: if I want to lose weight but keep ordering pizza instead because it tastes good at 2 am after work? That’s my choice! If I want to be more productive at work but instead spend hours scrolling through Instagram and Facebook? Again, my choice! Accountability is similar–it means holding yourself accountable for all decisions made under certain circumstances (even if those decisions aren’t always easy ones). Being accountable does mean admitting mistakes though; being able to do so shows strength rather than weakness because it shows vulnerability while still standing strong against adversity.

Mind your business and be the boss of you

Being an intellectual badass means that you are the boss of you. You have to do what’s best for YOUR life and YOUR business, not what someone else thinks is best for it.

Be accountable for your actions and decisions–the ones that work out well and the ones that don’t work out so well!

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Become a thought leader

Becoming a thought leader is one of the best ways to become an intellectual badass. As I mentioned earlier, you’ll have to do some research and learn what people want from you before you start sharing your knowledge with them. If you’re not sure where to start, start by reading books about improving yourself or the field that interests you. You can also take classes at places like General Assembly (if it’s something like web design), Udemy (for just about anything), or even Coursera if it’s something very specific (like coding).

Be comfortable with being wrong

Learning to be comfortable with being wrong is one of the most important things you can do. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it.

Being wrong means that you are learning and growing as a person, which is what we all want in life. You can’t learn from your successes because they are already done and over with–you don’t have any more information about them than anyone else does! But when something goes wrong (and trust me, it will), then there’s so much room for improvement that comes from reflecting on how things could have been done differently or better next time around.

I don’t know about you, but I’d rather be right than perfect all day long – especially since no one really knows what “perfection” looks like anyway (it’s subjective). And even if someone did know what perfection was supposed to look like for them personally, who cares? What matters most isn’t whether or not other people think we’re good enough; what matters most is whether or not YOU think YOU’RE good enough – and whether or not WE think WE’RE good enough too!

Watch TED talks, documentaries, and other thought-provoking videos

Watch TED talks, documentaries and other thought-provoking videos.

TED Talks are a great way to learn about new ideas and be inspired by some of the brightest minds in the world. They’re also educational, which makes them an effective way to learn about topics you’re interested in or even help you learn about a topic that’s new to you.

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Get inspired by other people’s success

As you embark on your journey to become an intellectual badass, you will encounter many people who inspire you. Some of them will be in your industry and some may not be. But they all have something that inspires you and makes them great at what they do.

Take inspiration from other people’s success by reaching out to those who inspire you and asking for help with whatever it is that interests or challenges you right now. Be open about what questions are holding back your success and ask for advice on how best to overcome them! Don’t be afraid of rejection, because even if someone doesn’t want or feel comfortable helping with your specific problem (which happens all the time), there will always be another person who does want or feel comfortable helping with whatever problem comes next!

Also read: 16 Glow-Up Tips For Gaining Confidence.

You can develop your career into something truly amazing.

  • Take responsibility for your own career.
  • Be ambitious, but stay realistic.
  • Use your network to get your foot in the door.
  • Don’t be afraid to try new things (especially when they’re outside of your comfort zone). This is how you’ll learn and grow as a person–which will be very useful later on in life!
  • Build skills and experience by working hard at whatever job you have right now, even if it’s not exactly what you want long-term or doesn’t pay well enough yet; don’t let that stop you from doing good work! Having great references will help when searching for jobs down the road too.

You can be an intellectual badass if you just mind your business

  • You can be an intellectual badass if you just mind your business.
  • Define your purpose, then plan and focus on it.
  • Open your mind to new ideas and experiences, but don’t be afraid to say “no” when it’s not right for you.
  • Take responsibility for yourself and be accountable for the choices that you make–and don’t make excuses!


Minding your business is a great way to be an intellectual badass. If you can focus on yourself and become more knowledgeable about the world around you, then there’s no limit to what kind of success you can achieve in life!

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