He is known as the father of the digital revolution, passionate, a visionary and a master of innovation. He had a net worth of over $8 billion in 2010. He has been a mentor and an inspiration to many young entrepreneurs and businessmen. He is none other than Steve Jobs. Today I am going to tell you his top 5 secrets for success.
1 Don’t live a limited life:
When you were growing up you would have been told by your mentors, teachers, and parents that the world is the way it is. Your role in this world is to study hard, get a decent job, get married, have kids, save some money and after working for 40 odd years in a room; wait for your last day but isn’t that a very limited life. I think life can be much broader. Steve Jobs says everything around you was made by people who are not any smarter than you. Life is a gift; embrace it, change it, improve it, make a mark upon it and explore your limits.
There exist limitless opportunities in every industry. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier. Charles Kettering
2 Be passionate:
If you want to achieve massive success then follow your passion because doing something which nobody has ever done before is very hard and any rational person will give up very easily if he/she won’t find any success or results for a long period of time. If you don’t love or enjoy what you are doing then you are surely going to give up. This is what happens most of the times to most of the people. If you don’t love what you are doing, you cannot make it big. Steve Jobs believes that only the people who are passionate can change the world
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
3 Build a Great Team:
Greatest people are self-managing; they don’t need to be managed. What your employees need is a common vision and that’s what leadership is. Steve hired the best developers, marketers, and managers in the world. His work at Apple was to hire the right people at the right time. If you want to take your company or organization to great heights then you need right employees with a common vision.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed. It is the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead
4 Don’t do it for the money:
Steve Jobs had a net worth of $10 million when he was 23 and over %100 million when he was 25. He used to say that money is a wonderful thing but he never worked in Apple or in life; generally, so that he could make money. According to Steve, money is just a reward for your outcome. So, focus on the outcome and money will follow.
Success comes to those who dedicate everything to their passion in life. To be successful, it is also very important to be humble and never let fame or money travel to your head.- A. R. Rahman
5 Be proud of what you build:
No matter what happened, Steve believed in his company and in the products that he created. He believed that his company could create the best product in the world and Apple eventually did. He didn’t focus on selling crap for the sake of money and fame. His main focus was innovation, creating a value through his products and take this world forward.
Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is the result of good work habits. Twyla Tharp