Celebrating my 7th year in business and being my 40th birthday in November…
I set out to make 2016 a year to live new experiences, see extraordinary things, reflect on and appreciate all that I have…
It’s the ‘Screw It, Let’s Do It’ approach to life!
(Get used to seeing more Richard Branson quotes, I’m still as infatuated as ever with his attitude to life, love and living!).
So in that spirit, I thought I’d share my top Richard Branson takeaways from Necker Island (featuring a few of my favourite Branson quotes).
1. Be extraordinary (challenge the impossible)
R.B: “I have managed to accomplish a lot in my life by working hard everyday to achieve what others said was impossible.”
2. Take risks
R.B: “Every risk is a risk worth taking as long it is for a good cause and contributes to a good life.”
R.B: “It’s amazing what doors can open if you reach out to people with a smile, friendly attitude and a desire to make a positive impact”.
4. Build your best team
R.B: “Clients don’t come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients”.
5. Love what you do
R.B: “I don’t think as work as work and play as play. It’s all living”.
6. Simplify things
R.B: “Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to make something simple”.
7. Manage your time effectively
R.B: “If you don’t have time for the small things, you wont have time for big things”.
8. Keep learning
R.B: “You don’t learn to walk by following the rules. You learn by doing and falling over”.
9. Make a difference (you can only be a good leader if you are good human being)
R.B: “If you aren’t making a difference in peoples’ lives, you shouldn’t be in business; it’s that simple. I’ve never been interested in business or making money. I’ve just been interested in doing things I can be proud of.”
10. Be adventurous always
R.B: “If happiness is the goal and it should be; then adventure should be the top priority.”
11. Commit – take action – get it done
R.B: “Just do it. Believe it can be done. Have Goals. Visualise Well. Help Each Other. Have faith in yourself.”
12. Have a shit load of fun!
I can only share so much here. I’d love to give you more insights from the Necker experience, including how leading entrepreneurs are thinking about business in 2016 and ahead. So I’m excited to introduce a new opportunity for you and your team.
If you have questions on this topic or any others, feel free to reach me by email or set up a free one-on-one consultation session, or drop me a comment below.
Thanks for sharing!