a'la knv! :D
1. berilmu dan beramal. bak kata orang jawa, be knowledgeable and apply your knowledge accordingly. kalau nak dapat lebih dari orang lain, make sure you know MORE than the other people. so acquire skills and knowlegde as fast as you could, ahead of others. read more books if you must. take on courses.
2. bring SOLUTION to your field. NOT problem. the masses of people seriously do not care about your problems. they only want you to offer them solutions. so stop complaining in front of others. stop whining. divert your negative thoughts to someplace else. kalau terasa nak mengeluh dan mengomplen, ask yourself first, have i done the best that i could to NOT be in this situation? deep down you will know the answer.
3. be competitive. the marketplace will only award the best of the best. know your 'enemies'. the strength and witnesses. understand your scope of work by heart, and offer something beyond that. client mintak satu, kita bagi dua. client mintak dua, kita bagi tiga and so forth. belajar untuk jadi pemudahcara, so people will keep coming back to you for more.
4. spiritually, learn only to please Allah, and the world will be easier on you. no problem is as huge as Allah. nil. so practically there's nothing to be worried about, as long as we put 100% of our fate to Allah. '...tiada yang dapat menahan apa yang Engkau beri dan tiada yang dapat memberi apa yang Engkau tahan...'. so remember, aim to please Allah, and the world will come to you. moreover this faith will make it easier for us to 'bounce' back after each fall.
there you go. you are now ready to take the first step to earn riches and fame! :P