You don't need "10 tips for success" and you certainly don't need "5 secrets to get rich" What you need is one thing. If you follow this one thing, everything else will happen automatically. This will be your motor, your captain, your compass, your everything.
Instead of saying it myself though, I'm going to let some other people say it for me:
It's easy to see celebrities and think that their life is easy. It's not. When you look at their stories, some of them had it easy but most of them worked really, really hard. Some, like Brad Pitt, took terrible salaries for their first big roles. They let the directors and production companies take the payday while they clawed their way into fame.
Is acting easy? Well, after I quit my job I moved to Thailand to live cheap and build Do.List and while I was there I took a job as an extra on a movie that was being filmed in Thailand. I was on set for three days. The first day was 10 hours on set, the second was 16 hours, and the last was 14 hours. I watched big name actors do take after take in the middle of the hot jungle. I never heard a single complaint.
At one point I was sitting across from an actor who's been nominated for the Emmy Award for Best Actor and for an Oscar. We were both in the hot sun, sweating but the fan was pointed at me. I asked him if he wanted me to turn it towards him. "No thanks, I grew up in this kind of heat."
The extremely famous, like Jonah Hill, fought hard to climb as high as they have. Hill was famous when he offered to get paid $60,000 for Wolf of Wall Street. Why? He deeply admired Martin Scorsese and was willing to work for the lowest wage the actors union would allow, just to get a role in the film. With fame and wealth, he didn't have to take a challenging role that paid 100x less than his normal roles.
After going 12 innings against the Astros the Red Sox were scheduled to play the Braves the next day. After the late game they had go to the airport and fly to another city. They got to the hotel at 5am. To let them rest, the coach pushed pre-game practice to 3pm. Dustin Pedroia decided not to wait for the 3pm bus, took a taxi, and was at the park by noon.
Before Pedroia was a star, scouts said he didn't have the physique to play second base. He didn't have the look of an athlete. Nonetheless, he worked harder than anyone else, got his chance, and got MVP of the year. He's one of the best and most respected names in baseball. Doubt. Disadvantages. Met with work ethic.
Never let yourself or anyone you care about believe that hard work will not change their life.