His radiant smile attracts one’s gaze as the wind flutters through his hair. His British accent draws one in rendering people far less willing to resist. His irresistible confidence, magnetic energy and passion for everything he touches keeps us unable to avert our gaze! In a minute, I would turn myself completely over to him. I want to live inside his mind and see things through his eyes. Richard Branson fearlessly leads the Virgin Empire with 400 company conquests worldwide. His experience and philosophy makes people yearn to be Virgin.
From Richard’s mouth to your heart, here’s how he stays on top:
1. Don’t be afraid to try anything at least once
Live life to its fullest – do what is fun! Test the boundaries so long as you won’t be embarrassed or imprisoned. Forge new paths where previously none existed! Don’t be afraid to take to the air! Set your eyes on the most apparently impossible challenges then you’ll be forced
2. Let others watch: Restricting someone excites them more!
When people tell you something isn’t possible, become more enthusiastic and determined to show them they’re wrong. Don’t let failure dissuade you: Identify the flaw, find a solution, and try again… and again.
3. It’s what’s inside that matters
Trust your gut. Consider your customer’s first time – planning how to make a good first impression and keep them coming back for more could be far better than complicated, impersonal analysis.
4. Know who’s at your backside
Businesses are like busses, there’s always another one coming. Take the competition seriously (but not yourself). If someone isn’t sure how to do it – or not doing it well – take control, make him or her over as your new pet project
5. Don’t pay money for love
Follow your passion in a way that serves the world and you. If it’s just about the money, you probably shouldn’t be doing it. Don’t separate work and play – it’s all living. Don’t do anything with the feeling that one must do it – enjoy every minute!
As a child, someone labeled Branson as a future prisoner or millionaire. Branson blew past both predictions and never looked back.
“Screw it, let’s do it!”