In Business and Life
By Melodie Austria
Two most important aspects running in my life right now are: achieving happiness in life, and achieving success in Business. After researching, reading business books, watching thought leadership presentations, being coached by mentors, speaking to people from variety of backgrounds, I wanted to share on what has worked for me in consolidating success and happiness in life and in my professional career.
My objective for you after reading this book is to encourage you for being on the right path, or if you haven’t reached there yet, inspire you to move forward.
-Leadership and Genuine Leadership Presence
-The Abraham Walk – Being the third side
-Creating perfect Harmony without Saying a Word. Doing by not Doing
-Travel the World
-Approach yourself with honesty and thoroughness- be responsible do not blame,
-Faith, Spirituality, Trust
-Be Educated (watch thought speakers, coaches, expertise in a field, scientists, artists, read read read)
-Know your Goals
-Stay Focus, The Power of Focus
-Ask for what You want
-Attitude, Motivation, Determination
. Steve Jobs: . The importance of events in the childhood . Attitude . The reality distortion field . The power of focus . Spirituality . Simplicity . Motivation . Thinking differently . Purpose . Intuition Immortality
Attitude – The Secret of Success
Throughout his career, Jobs thought of himself as a rebel fighting against an evil empire of boring products and cluttered software. He was an enlightened Jedi that wanted to make a world a better place. He had a vision of the future that he thought was right for everyone, and he did everything that he could to turn his vision into a reality. He also knew that most people do not know what they want in life and that is why he took the liberty to invent the future rather than listen to opinions and adjust to the future. He thought that customers don’t know what they want until he showed them.
Malcolm Gladwell thinks that Jobs was a tweaker who inherited things as they were, and had to push and pull them towards some more nearly perfect solutions (2). I tend to agree more with Chunka Mui who thinks that Steve Jobs was a great visionary and the real lesson to be learned from Steve Jobs is that, to really innovate, you have to think big. (3). Jobs was a master of seeing the dots and connecting the dots that turned into great products. He didn’t invent many things completely, but he was a master at putting together ideas, art, and technology in ways that created the future.
Reinvent yourself and your vision
Throughout his career, Jobs had to reinvent himself and Apple several times. One of the best things to ever happen to Steve was when he was fired from Apple and was told to get lost. It was tough and emotionally devastating for Steve to get fired from his own Company, but that loss did not kill him an instead it made him stronger. He was able to use all of his instincts, both good and bad to create a new company.
“If you want to live your life in a creative way, as an artist, you have to not look back too much. You have to be willing to take whatever you’ve done and whoever you were and throw them away. The more the outside world tries to reinforce an image of you, the harder it is to continue to be an artist, which is why a lot of times, artists have to say, ‘Bye. I have to go. I’m going crazy and I’m getting out of here.’ And they go and hibernate somewhere. Maybe later they re-emerge a little differently.” – Steve Jobs
One of the things that Jobs was known for was bringing the magic back to the company and focusing on what truly matters. Under Steve Jobs, there was zero tolerance for not performing. When he came back to Apple, he often told many stories…