“One of my mantras (rules) is Focus & Simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking aligned to make it simple”
Success Topics: Passion, Team, Yourself, $$$, Proud, Crap vs Quality, Customers, Sell your Value, have an Un-Limited Life, Will they Buy?
Steve’s considered the “Father of the Digital Revolution,” a “master of innovation,” and a “design perfectionist.” He gave the world we live in a new paradigm – with his inventions. He had a net worth of over $8 billion in 2010. He’s one of our personal favorite entrepreneurs of all time because he basically started from the bottom and managed to become one of the most influential people in the world. He’s Steve Jobs from Apple and….
Here are the top 10 Steve Jobs’ rules for success.
1. Have Passion for your Profession.
If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out. With any job, there are aspects of work that are frustrating & difficult—even with the greatest “dream job” in the world, but being passionate about it will make you able to hold on when things get rough.
2. Build a great Team.
The people you surround yourself with, are the people that will shape your future. If you surround yourself with smart & positive people that share your vision, well then, you have a bright future ahead of you. Remember that you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with, so choose wisely.
3. Design for yourself
“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.”
I know it’s cliche, but this is so true, you are the Captain of your own Shit (er, ship). Don’t let anyone else take the wheel. Design the life you want for yourself, because you won’t receive a second opportunity to do so. You either do it now, or you regret it on later in life.
4. Don’t do it for the money
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”. Confucius [Ancient Chinese Philosopher]
Steve Jobs was worth $100 million dollars when he was 25 years old, but he didn’t do it for the money. He did it because he wanted to change the world. He was an innovator.
5. Be “proud” of your Products.
“Don’t worry, if your product is great, the money will follow”. (soon hopefully, Wiz4.biz
Create products that you can proudly recommend to friends & family, Make sure your product is high quality and it’s something that people would love to use, be proud of it and tell their friends.
6. Don’t sell Crap; Sell Quality.
Sell only high quality products, while many would argue, I would say that Apple products have always been top quality and that’s the reason why they are still at the top. Apple’s mission is to only provide quality products, and because of that, Apple has loyal customers that are always willing to buy.
7. Build your Business around your Customers.
Customers tend to trust individuals who are serious about what they do, and willing to take the time to achieve a deep understanding of their craft. Take the time every day to learn more about your Customers, their industry and their challenges. You’ll often find new opportunities for your current products and come up with ideas for new products.
- Will they “buy” what you offer?
You must also have a product that customers want & need, + the ability to show how you’re adding value by solving problems, and so forth. However, if you don’t earn the customer’s trust, they’ll probably buy from someone else whom they do trust–even if their offering isn’t as good as yours
9. Marketing is about selling your Value.
Have you ever seen a Nike advertisement where they share why they are better than Adidas & Puma? No, I know you haven’t, because what they do is they honor great athletes like Michael Jordan – that’s what they are, that’s who they are. So make sure your customers know what your company stands for.
10. Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish !!!
Never be satisfied, and always push yourself. “Just Do It” (or be willing to keep trying) the things that people say cannot be done. When you accomplish them, you & your Team will feel great, because you’ve made a break-thru.
Conclusion: Don’t live a Limited Life !!!
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important of all, have the courage to follow your heart & intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
best Quotes by Steve Jobs
I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure “perseverance”.
“What is Apple, after all? Apple is about people who think ‘outside the box,’ people who want to use computers to help change the world, to help them create things that make a difference, and not just to get a job done”.
“We don’t get a chance to do that many things in life, therefore, every thing we do should be really excellent. This is our life. Life is brief, and then you die. We’ve all chosen what to do with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it !!!”
“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty, because they feel they really didn’t do it. They just saw a way where things fit together to make something new.”
Comments: Are there any other Steve Jobs Quotes that you really like?
from Motivation Grid.com 17 July 15 enhanced by Peter/CXO Wiz4.biz