Sir Richard Branson’s 10 life lessons

1 Dec

Sir Richard Branson is a British Industrialist, best known for founding Virgin group, which now spans over 400 companies. He is considered to be the 212th richest person on earth with a net worth of approximately $4 Billion U.S. As well as immense business success, Branson has personally broken a number of world records for high-speed boat and balloon journeys. Branson was knighted in 1999 for “services to entrepreneurship” and presented as a millennium icon.  A few of his newest ventures include Virgin Galactic, Virgin Luxury Hotels, and the first ever subsciption based iPad magazine, Project. Below is a short list of ten life lessons by this iconic entrepreneur.

1. “Ridiculous yachts and private planes and big limousines won’t make people enjoy life more.”

2. “I enjoy every single minute of my life.”

3. “But the majority of things that one could get stressed about, they’re not worth getting stressed about.”

4. “You can’t be a good leader unless you generally like people. That is how you bring out the best in them.”

5. “There is no one to follow, there is nothing to copy.”

6. “I can honestly say that I have never gone into any business purely to make money. If that is the sole motive, then I believe you are better off doing nothing.”

7. “I never had any intention of being an entrepreneur.”

8. “I made and learned from lots of mistakes.”

9. “If you can indulge in your passion, life will be far more interesting than if you’re just working.”

10. “Right now I’m just delighted to be alive and to have had a nice long bath.

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2 Responses to “Sir Richard Branson’s 10 life lessons”

  1. ArTourEnjoy December 3, 2010 at 2:20 am #

    SO TRUE!
    Life is not all about work -you’ll need to feed your soul

    Live to paint, Paint to live
    http://etsy.me/afvY1h

  2. Caryl Vaden December 29, 2010 at 9:28 pm #

    What i find difficult is to find a blog that can capture me for a minute but your posts are not alike. Keep it like this.

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