Usually, it is good to write a great motivational piece about individuals we all admire, however it is even better when the individuals in question write it down themselves. Here is Elon Musk stating three things should know about him, which you don’t since you are not him –
Elon Musk Loves Hard Work, Works Super Hard
I think the first is,
You need to work, if you, depending on how well you want to do, particularly if you want to start a company, you need to work super hard.
So what is super hard mean?
Well, when my brother and I were starting our first company, instead of getting an apartment, we just rented a small office and we slept on the couch and we showered in the YMCA.
We’re so hard up that we had just one computer.
So the website was up during the day, and I was coding at night.
7 days a week, all the time.
And I sort of briefly had a girlfriend in that period and in order to be with me,
she had to sleep in the office.
So, work hard, like, every waking hour.
That’s the thing I would say, particularly if you’re starting a company.
And I mean, if you do the simple math, you say like somebody else is working 50 hours a week and
you’re working 100, you’ll get twice as done, as much done, in the course of the year as the other company.
Elon Musk Looks For Great Minds, Minds Capable of Multiplying Him
The Second thing I’d say is that if you’re creating a company,
or if you’re joining a company, the most important thing is to attract great people.
So either be with, join a group that’s amazing, that you really respect.
Or, if you’re building a company, you’ve got to gather great people.
I mean, all a company is a group of people that have gathered together to create a product or service.
So depending upon how talented and hard working that group is, and to the degree in which they are focused cohesively in a good direction, that will determine the success of the company.
So, do everything you can to gather great people, if you’re creating a company.
Elon Musk Seeks out Signals, Shuns Noise – He does not follow the Crowd
Then, the third thing I’d say focus on signal over noise.
A lot of companies get confused. They spend a lot of money on things that don’t actually make the product better.
So, for example, at Tesla, we’ve never spent any money on advertising.
We’ve put all the money into R and D and manufacturing and design to try and make the car as good as possible.
And, I think that’s the way to go. For any given company, keep thinking about,
“Are, these efforts that people are expending, are they resulting in a better product or service?”
And if they’re not, stop those efforts.
And then the final thing is, is to sort of, don’t just follow the trend.
So, you may have heard me say that it’s good to thinking terms of the physics approach, the first principles.
With is, rather than reasoning by analogy, you boil things down to the most fundamental truths you can imagine, and then you reason up from there.
And this is a good way to figure out if something really makes sense, or is it just what everybody else is doing. It’s hard to think that way, you can’t think that way about everything.
It takes a lot of effort. But if you’re trying to do something new, it’s the best way to the thing.
And that framework was developed by physicists to figure out counter intuitive things, like quantum mechanics. It’s really a powerful, powerful method.
He Loves Risk, Not Afraid of Risks
And anyway, so that’s, and then the final thing I would encourage you to do is now is the time to take risks.
You don’t have kids, your obligations, well! Some of you… Hahaha, you probably don’t have kids.
But as you get older, your obligations start to increase.
So, and, once you have a family, you start taking risks not just for yourself, but for your family as well.
It gets harder to do things that might not work out. So now is the time to do that.
Before you have those obligations. So I would encourage you to take risks now and to do something bold.
You won’t regret it. Thank you….
Hopefully, these help you one way or the order.
If you don’t know whom Elon Musk is, he is the guy at the forefront of self-driving cars, our trip to Mars, built PayPal – online payment solution now adopted by banks and payment gateways all over the world, and I won’t forget his massive head start on how human can become less dependent on fossil fuel. Another credential – he bullsh*ted[my boss won’t like me using this word but for lack of more descriptive word proper for the situation] President of United State after the latter stated he does not believe in green house effect.
Oh, I forgot, he is worth Billions of Dollars – richer than [Dangote+Donald Trump], for lack of better comparison.
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