Steve Jobs 10 Rules For Success

You have probably heard that experience is the best teacher, and like many, you hope for experiences that would lead to greatness.

The good thing is, you can learn from those who have walked the part to greatness. This, in turn, saves you from the hard lessons of life.

Today, let’s learn from one of those considered successful in every sphere, Steve Jobs, C.E.O and Co-founder of Apple.

In a study compiled by Evan Carmichael, here are 10 rules to success by Steve Jobs;

  1. Don’t live a limited life; There is a life the society, culture has designed as the ideal life for everyone but it is limited. Limited to ideas of those that created them, don.t fall into the trap of following the rules, create yours instead.
  2. Have Passion; You need to have passion for what you do. No matter how much you love what you do, there will be hard days. In those days, what gets you moving is your passion.
  3. Design For Yourself; Before you try to sell your idea to someone else, try using it yourself. If it can work for you, then there is someone out there who needs it too, if not, you might one to reconsider.
  4. Don’t sell crap; No matter how tempted you are to sell low-quality products to others, don’t. do it, Rather, focus on what you do best and make more of it.
  5. Build a great team; Professionals are good, but not necessarily the best to grow your business. Instead of professionals, look for those who have the same goals and vision as yours, build with them.
  6.  Don’t do it for the money; Money is good, but it should never be the goal. Don’t focus on the money, rather focus on the value and long term goals.
  7. Be proud of your products;  Don’t do what you are not proud of. Ask yourself, if this goes out, will it make me proud? if not, don’t do it.
  8. Build around your customers; Start with the customer experience and work backward to the technology. You can’t put your customers last.
  9. Marketing is about value; What do you want to be known for? What makes you different? That is how you market yourself, it should remain constant.
  10. Stay Hungry, stay foolish; Regardless of how far you get in life, keep striving, don’t get too comfortable.

Those are few tips from Steve Jobs, I hope you found them useful and can implement them in your life too.

Michelle Obama’s 10 Rules For Success

[dropcap custom_class=”normal”] As you go through your journey to fulfilling greatness or shall I say success, it is very important to know and surround yourself with people that inspire you. One of the key people that inspire me are the Obamas, in this case they don’t surround me, however, I follow them very closely from a distance.
I was very glad to have stumbled on this top 10 Rules for success stated by Michelle Obama collated by Evan Carmichael. In the spirit of entrepreneurship, I thought to share these top 10 rules given by Michelle Obama. [/dropcap]
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Be Successful: 6 Pieces of Life-Changing Advice from Mark Zuckerberg

Life is a journey and in the end, we all aim for success regardless of what we do or where we find ourselves. Mark Zuckerberg, being one of the richest man in the world has been one of my greatest inspiration of all time because he started something small that turned into a global success at a very young age.

He also showed me that it is very important to surround yourself with people who share the same goals because social bonds are critical in achieving success and any wrong move can affect your success.

I came across this 6 Pieces of Life-Changing Advice from Mark Zuckerberg, put together by Evan Carmichael and it inspired me so much that I decided to share this advice; with the intention that it inspires you too.

Do you need any form of inspiration to keep you going? Need some life-changing advice in order to push you towards achieving your goal? Or you are simply a Mark Zuckerberg fan like I am? If “yes”, this is for you!

Keep reading to find out how you can transform your life and achieve your goals.

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6 Pieces of Life-Changing Advice from Mark Zuckerberg

1. Make Mistakes: To him, you should not bother trying to avoid making mistakes because mistakes are inevitable when you start a business. Make these mistakes but learn from them and keep going because nothing is impossible; just do not give up!

According to Zuckerberg, he has made a lot of mistakes in the course of running Facebook for example, choosing HTML5 for developing the mobile app instead of using the native approach in 2012. Despite this mistake and many others, Facebook has grown and expanded.

2. Create Change: Zuckerburg’s main aim for creating Facebook was to connect people, create a community and give everyone a voice, even before he thought about building a company out of it.

His passion for creating this change kept him going because he wanted to build something that would last for a long time and thus, build the change he cared about.

If he had started Facebook with the sole aim of making money, he probably would not be as successful as he is now but, because he wanted to create a change in the society, his passion for this mission was what drove him to create something that ending up becoming a global success.

3. Just Get started: At 19, in the university then (with very little software), when he sort out to start Facebook, he had very little idea of what he wanted to do as he knew nothing about connecting people; but as he started working on it, the ideas became clearer.

He built Facebook with little knowledge just to connect people in his school and from there, he expanded to other schools as well as other places beyond school.

He didn’t wait to have everything in order or have all the ideas at the palm of his hand because, in his words, “waiting to have it all together prevents you from starting” so, just start!

4. Be Proud of What you do: Zuckerberg’s aim was to enable connection between people all over the world and give them a voice.

Although, this voice is being misused now by many in the form of communicating hate speeches, etc, he has not lost sight of the positive things because through his tools, more and more people keep getting a voice, small businesses/companies use his tools to hire people, jobs are being created through these tools and, small businesses are getting a voice that previously, only big companies had.

In 2007, he became the world’s youngest self-made billionaire at the age of 23. Time Magazine named him among the 100 wealthiest and most influential people in the world, alongside its “Person of the Year” award in 2010.

Also, in 2010, he was named number 1 on on the Top 100 Most influential people of the Information Age by Vanity Fair Magazine and was ranked number 16 on The World’s 50 Most Influential figures in the New Statesman’s annual survey.

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He also ranked number 10 on Forbes list of The World’s Most powerful people in 2016 and in 2018, he became the only person under 40 in Forbes Top 20 Billionaires list, and the only person under 50 person in  Forbes 10 Richest People list; just a name a few achievements.

5. Take Risks: In his words, “the biggest risk you can take is not taking any risk”. Zuckerberg took lots of risks in the course of running Facebook without knowing what the outcome would be because to him, if you do not make the necessary changes and you remain stagnant, you will fail.

Years after he started Facebook, 2006 to be precise, Yahoo offered to buy it for a billion Dollars and although Zuckerberg turned down that offer which at that time was a big risk to take, and which people around him saw as a mistake, he took the risk regardless and now, has gained over 70 billion Dollars so far with an average of 6 million dollars per day.

6. Take on Big Challenges: Zuckerburg’s mission was just to connect a few people but, he ended up connecting people all over the world. Following Facebook’s success a few years later, in 2006, it had 100 million users.

In 2011, it had over 350 million users but, as some point, Zuckerberg aimed for creating a software to accommodate up to a billion people.

It seemed impossible at that time as it had never been done by anyone but, he took the challenge and now, Facebook has over 2 billion active users worldwide.

That is it! I hope you learned a lot and found some inspiration to keep you going with whatever you are doing.

Remember, it will be hard at some point, there will be mistakes, there will be moments of self doubts and disappointments but, you have to keep going because if it were easy, there would be no Mark Zuckerberg! He is proof that hard work, determination and passion pays off in the long run.

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