Richard - Life learner, Success Freak
There are many myths about success. One of them is that successful individuals can accomplish wonders on their own and have all the answers. They don't have most answers. What they do have is the ability to surround themselves with other talented individuals. And they love to learn something new everyday. They see learning as a life journey. Ask Sir Richard Branson.
"I surround myself with good people that I trust and who have expert knowledge and I empower them to make solid decisions." - Sir Richard Branson
Richard Branson is by all measure a remarkable and inspiring success story. Richard Branson knew early on that it takes great courage to fake it until you can make it. A great example of this was when Virgin Records signed Mike Oldfield. He admitted: "I approached six different companies but they wouldn’t sign him...I said screw it, let’s start a record company and put it out ourselves."
Starting a record company without expertise was bold, no doubt. Richard Branson knew however that by surrounding himself with talented experts, he would learn quickly and overcome any challenges he may encounter. His track record speaks well to his willingness to learn and eventually conquer new businesses: he went from launching a student magazine, to a mail order company to launching an airline, now from Virgin Galactic to Virgin Hyperloop One to Virgin Voyages and to exciting new adventures in various industries.
"I love learning every day, and can’t wait to keep asking questions and discovering the answers." - Sir Richard Branson
About the book "Success Freak"
There is so much more to success than meets the eye. Success is acquired, not inherited. It’s something that can’t be defined by your bank account, or your job title, or the car you drive. From the moment we first scream our lungs out until our final breath, we look for ways to pursue our wildest dreams. Who doesn’t want to get more out of life? Yet, many of the old, traditional ideas about success no longer apply to today’s environment. Combining helpful exercises and easy-to-follow action plans, Success Freak will show you how to unleash the amazing potential that, yes, already lies within you., This interactive guide shares the seven skills that can transform your life in only one week, empowering you to become your own success story. You are about to become an unstoppable force of resolve and determination: nothing short of the Success Freak you were always meant to be.