5. Learn to Read to Lead
Hello readers, we all want to be successful in life. It is no rocket science that to achieve success all we need to do is follow certain rules that successful people have used in their lives. A good example of a person that we can emulate is Elon Musk. As of the publishing of this work, Elon has achieved milestones that many only imagine as fantasy. Imagine being given the title of Fellowship of the UK Royal Society (FRS), being the CEO of SpaceX, a founder of a boring company, co-founder of NEURA-LINK and a board member of Open AI or co-founder of the popular PayPal. And if that is not enough, you make it to the 58th richest man on earth. What other achievement would you ask for. But Elon Musk seems unstoppable for he is known not to give up. So what are his secrets to achieving all this things?
Elon musk is one person who holds the notion that the easiest way to learn to do a new thing is through read books.
However, he discourages the act of just reading a book for pleasure. Elon only reads when he wants to learn a new skill, a new method etc. if you think what you learn in college is enough, Elon musk thinks that is just a fraction.
This secret of reading books on regular basis is also used by other successful people in business including Bill Gates, Warren Buffet among others.
4. The secret to Business success is good products/ services not good adverts
There is a Swahili proverb that says KIZURI CHAJIUZA NA KIBAYA CHAJITEMBEZA. When translated, this means that a good products is capable of selling itself on the market.
Musk thinks that’s the secrets to good sales is to make a product that customers will love and then spread the word to others. This secret seem to be true considering the booming sales of the electric cars made by Tesla.
3.Working 80 hours a week is not enough to be successful
There are those who argue that working overtime means that you were unproductive during official hours. Elon Musk does not like that line of thinking. For him, a person needs to dedicate an average of 100 hours in a week to be able to achieve significant goals.
Musk has been known to work from early in the morning to the late hours at night and when there is a lot of work, he sleeps on the company.
2.Plan to fail as you plan to succeed
Musk is not the person who will fill his head with just the hope of good results. According to his ideologies, success goes hand in hand with failure.
Musk was once quoted saying that although he knew Tesla could fail, he needed to try his best because the he felt it was important to make electric cars.
This teach us that if you think something is important, go ahead and do it even if the chances of success seem minimal.
- Take big risks when you are still young before it’s too late
There is no better person to talk about risk taking than the man who did what NASA thought was impossible to be done.
Since landing on the moon, NASA started following a downward sloping trend in the quest to explore other planetary beings. However, Elon Musk thought that anything was possible if there was a good plan like reducing the cost of rocket travel.
After getting his share from PAYPAL Musk decided to use the money in an investment that even the government thought was unwise. But several years later, space X and Tesla are a success.
Elon says that at the time of this ventures he was young and therefore had more room to take big risks.
Musk has been recorded saying that as one gets old, obligations increases due to family and children which means that taking risk at such a time means disrupting very many things and people.
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