Jay-Z's 8 Best Life Tips

In the world according to Jay-Z, real success — truly living your best life — means answering one simple question: Are you satisfied with what you're putting out into the world? Here are Jay-Z's eight principles for living the best life. Read on, then discover the exclusive report that's changed thousands of lives: 100 Ways to Live to 100!

Stay true to yourself

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"I've never looked at myself and said that I need to be a certain way to be around a certain sort of people. I collect art, but I never said, 'I'm going to buy art to impress this crowd. That's just ridiculous to me. I don't live my life like that, because how could you be happy with yourself?"

Be your own biggest fan

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"Believe in whatever it is you're doing. If you don't believe it, no one else will." For more confidence boosters, check out these amazing 25 Ways to be Happier Now!

Take control, then let it go

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"Work really hard and apply yourself in a way that when the job is done, you can look in the mirror and say, 'I've exhausted all possibilities. I've done everything to make this right.' After that, let it go: It's out of your control."

Never act on your fears

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"Card players have a saying: 'Play the cards, not the money.' If your hand is good, it doesn't matter if there's $2 on the table or $2,000. You determine your outcome. Don't make decisions based on fear. People can be jealous of you and bait you, but you can be mature and handle the situation." So live bravely every day — and start checking off these incredible 50 Things to Do Before You Die!

Use money the right way

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"For some people, money can be a burden and lead to bad decisions. But money should make you comfortable so that you don't have to compromise yourself or do anything just for money. It should give you the freedom to do what you love."

Don't stop growing

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"Growth doesn't stop when you become successful. That's when it starts." To make sure you keep growing, check out these 25 Things Rich People Always Do!

Be honest

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"I come from a place where you had to keep your word, where people would stick with you no matter what. That's impossible in the music business, where if you're not hot, people are not talking to you. I just tried to be a man of my word."

Keep your eyes on the big picture

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"The whole thing is to learn every day, to get brighter and brighter. That's what this world is about. You look at someone like Gandhi, and he glowed. Martin Luther King glowed. Muhammad Ali glows. I think that's from being bright all the time, and trying to be brighter. That's what you should be doing your whole time on the planet." To make the most of every day, start checking off these amazing 40 Things You Must Do in Your 40s!