Self help tips acts as guides to doing things without wholly involving the experts or gurus who know a thing or two about what you are doing.
For you to apply these tips, you need to first of all understand why you have to do this yourself.
Understand the steps and procedures as illustrated by the guide.
Look at models that you can replicate their successes.
Don't always Follow the books you can chose to do things the other way round.
Involve mentors who can lend you more help and advice.
Teach others so that while you are teaching you get to know more.
Finally, be yourself by doing it your own way, remember "don't reinvent the wheel"