Richard Branson Secrets to Success
What are the secrets to success and what are Sir Richard Branson’s secrets to success?
Creative, Status Quo Disruptor, Analytical, Logical, Innovative, Free Thinking and Visionary would be some of the qualities I would use to describe Richard Branson from afar. For a sometime now I have been following his article posting on various subjects online including the qualities needed to become a successful entrepreneur. The question is how do we teach and pass on these traits to everyone in all industries especially Business and Politics so that we can effectively create a better world for everyone?
On a closer look I also find that he is already doing something about that with some new not-for-profit initiatives such as The Elders, Carbon War Room, Center for Disease Control and Start-Up Loans. In view of Richard becoming the first LinkedIn member to reach the 1-Million-Follower mark, he is certainly an entrepreneur worth emulating.
Do you want to know what his secret to success is? Watch the video to hear his candid answers to some pertinent question from his followers on LinkedIn where he explains his secrets to success.
Richard Branson Explains His Secrets to Success – LinkedIn Exclusive
In his latest autobiographic book aptly titled “Screw It, Let’s Do It” in reference to one of his favourite sayings he reveals the lessons that have helped him through his business and personal life. Lessons like believing it can be done and that if others disagree with you, try and try again until you achieve your goal and that you must love what you do. These and other lessons, with examples of how he learned them and how he’s used them, are included in this stirring and candid look at his lessons from an exceptional life, which will inspire you to make a difference in your everyday life.
Some challenging and disruptive quotes from Richard Branson
“To be successful, you have to be out there, you have to hit the ground running, and if you have a good team around you and more than a fair share of luck, you might make something happen. But you certainly can’t guarantee it just by following someone else’s formula.”
“A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.”
“First of all, if you’re setting up a new company, you want to try to find a brand that can work on a global basis.”
“I can honestly say that I have never gone into any business purely to make money. If that is the sole motive, then I believe you are better off not doing it.”
“Business opportunities are like buses, there`s always another one coming.”
“People have to decide on priorities if they want to get anywhere. The best lessons I learned was to just do it.”
“However tight things are, you still need to have the big picture at the forefront of your mind.”
“I think a lot of becoming an entrepreneur is something which people have to learn just from getting out there and giving it a go, and having to learn the art of survival.”
“You shouldn’t blindly accept a leader’s advice. You’ve got to question leaders on occasions.”
“Life is a helluva lot more fun if you say yes rather than no.”
“I know enough to know that no man is an island.”
“Having a personality of caring about people is important. You can’t be a good leader unless you generally like people. That is how you bring out the best in them.”
“Look, if you can indulge in your passion, life will be far more interesting than if you’re just working. You’ll work harder at it, and you’ll know more about it. But first you must go out and educate yourself on whatever it is that you’ve decided to do – know more about kite-surfing than anyone else. That’s where the work comes in. But if you’re doing things you’re passionate about, that will come naturally.”
Now, what was your question to me again? Yes, how am I going to positively change our world?
For now I am changing my world by taking a cue from Richard Branson’s secrets to success. By emulating some of the good qualities mentioned above I am starting my own positive contribution by publishing my forthcoming first book. Sign up and download the first chapter of my story book and then check out the rest of the website for more information. I would also appreciate it if you can let me know what you think of the storybook except and the information on this website in your comment below.
If you have been influenced by Sir Richard Branson’s entrepreneurial spirit and way of life then please feel free to share it with us. Let us know how you are positively changing our world in your own little way.
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