Fueled by frustration with the status quo, Richard Branson, built his Virgin Group empire by attacking the very core of the monopolies and extending his entrepreneurial philosophies to new markets.
With over 200 companies to his name, this London-born hippie kid who burst onto the scene 40 years ago, has made his mark in major markets such as air travel, broadcasting, publishing and mobile communications. He is the model for entrepreneurial intensity and branding.
Branson once said, that his mantra when starting a new business is, ‘I am the market’ and he won’t jump into anything unless he is passionate about what he’s promoting. Here are 9 Words of Wisdom from Sir Richard Branson that can help any entrepreneur build a successful business while making a difference in the process.
01. JUST DO IT
- Believe It Can Be Done
- Have Goals
- Prepare Well
- Help Each Other
Success in any business is about going for it and committing 100% to the process. Not only do you need to believe that you can accomplish great things you have to lay out a plan, prepare for success and put other people first. Learn to do these things well and you’ll be unstoppable.
02. HAVE FUN
- Have Fun, Work Hard and Money Will Come
- Don’t Waste Time – Grab Your Chances
- Have a Positive Outlook On Life
- When It’s Not Fun, Move On
Life is far too much fun and interesting not to throw yourself wholeheartedly into it. Do what you love, do it with a smile on oyur face and with the intention to do the same for others…make them happy. If you can’t get up in the morning loving what you do, knowing it’s going to make an impact in someone’s life…don’t do it!
03. BE BOLD
- Calculate The Risk and Take Them
- Believe In Yourself
- Chase Your Dreams and Goals
- Have No Regrets
- Be Bold
- Keep Your Word
Welcome challenges and believe that you have the skills and the heart to follow through on your ideas. You have the be willing to take risks and allow yourself to go after your dreams and goals, even if you hit roadblocks along the way. Failure builds character and you should have no regrets for being blog and keeping your promise to simply do the best you can.
04. CHALLENGE YOURSELF
- Aim High
- Try New Things
- Always Try
- Challenge Yourself
Are you willing to roll the dice and bet on yourself. Don’t bother doing something unless you’re radically different from the competition. Stand on what makes you unique in the marketer place and don’t be afraid to lead with your personality first. Each one of us is different and awesome on our own way…share that uniqueness with the world.
05. STAND ON YOUR OWN FEET
- Rely on Yourself
- Chase your Dreams but Live in the Real World
- Work Together
You and you alone can make your dreams a reality. Rely on yourself and go with your gut. This intuition is what you’ll need to trust as you build your business. Once you bring your ideas to light get a supporting cast that can help you turn it into a reality. You’re the only person in control of your hands, your feet, and your brain. What you choose to do with them will make all the difference in the world.
06. LIVE IN THE MOMENT
- Love Life an Live It To The Fullest
- Enjoy The Moment
- Reflect on your Life
- Make Every Second Count
- Don’t Have Regrets
When you love what you do you love your life. Be grateful for your successes (and failures) and enjoy the moment. Take time to absorb what’s going on around you and make every second count. You never know what tomorrow brings. When you enjoy life you never become complacent.
07. VALUE FAMILY & FRIENDS
- Put the Family and the Team First
- Be Loyal
- Face Problems Head On
- Money is for Making Things Happen
- Pick the Right People and Reward Talent
Relationships are the real prize when you are building a business and the better you are at nurturing relationships the better you are at building a successful business. Never forget to keep things in perspective – money is the by product of hard work, but you can enjoy your money when you are able to equally balance life and work. Leverage your income by reinvesting a portion of your profits back into your business. Not only will this allow you to delegate busy work, it will free up your time so you can dedicate more of it to your family and friends.
08. HAVE RESPECT
- Be Polite
- Do The Right Thing
- Keep Your Good Name
- Be Fair In All Your Dealings
You definitely want to be good to people. This helps bring out the best in you and your associates. You need to be good at praising, and you need to be great at building a team that supports your brand and represents it well. You are your business and everything you do is a reflection of that -good or bad. In a business where people are always looking for the next best thing – sharing value, being respectful and putting others in front of yourself – is what makes you loyal fans and customers.
09. HAVE FAITH
- Have Faith In Yourself
- Think YES, not no
- Live Life To The Fullest
- Never Give Up
I am a great believer in mind over matter and when it comes to business sometimes we have to move on faith when all the pieces of the puzzle haven’t been revealed yet. I’ve also come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. Trusting in this uniqueness takes faith!
So if you want to build a successful business go for it and never give up until you have surpassed your goal!