1. Act despite Fear – Keys to Success – Elon Musk –
Our favorite key – Elon Musk stresses the important to act in life despite fear. Similar to motivational quotes from The Dark Knight Rises (When its time to climb out of the hole) or Will Smiths famous quote – “Happiness is on the other side of Fear” – You must learn to harness this emotion and act on what you believe in. When you find something worth it, you will do whatever it takes to make it happens. To add on to Musk’s advice, I would encourage readers to be cognizant of what makes them happy and excited and to follow that! BE RELENTLESS in making that passion a reality.
2. Focus on the Customer – Keys to Success – Elon Musk –
Every business has to understand this concept. There is no other way to grow a business besides delivering on and adding value to what the customer wants. If you are wondering why your business is stagnant, it is as Musk puts it – “Not delivering enough value”
3. Have a high pain tolerance – Keys to Success – Elon Musk –
You have to be willing to do what is necessary to grow your business. When you believe in the legacy and positive impact your business can have on the world, the only person stopping that from becoming reality is yourself. Do what is necessary to take care of your body, your time (Time blocking) and execute on your plans.
4. Self Analyze – Keys to Success – Elon Musk –
Perhaps one of the most important tools to have is the ability to be rigourous in your analysis. One of the best productivity tips we can give people to Analyze yourself is to track everything! (We Use Toggl) If you track everything that you do, then you know where your time is spent (and wasted) Don’t fall into the human fallacy of being too over optimistic and let the numbers speak for themselves. Your business isn’t growing for a reason. Track it down and fix it.
5. Do Your Chores – Keys to Success – Elon Musk –
There is no getting around it, you have to enjoy the process. You cannot always do what you want to do, but sometimes you have to do what you need to do.
I recommend starting your day off with gratitude then PLANNING your day. In the morning, you are more likely to know what you are supposed to do. Write it down. Look at your plan. You know what you need to do. So DO YOUR CHORES!
Want more Musk? Then you have to read his book. Biography created by Ashlee Vance – “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future,” T
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