Virgin Group is one of the most recognized brands in the world, now a venture capital conglomerate managing portfolios in all kinds of fields, and it all started with one of the most influential entrepreneurs of our time: Sir Richard Branson.
From selling records by mail order when he was young, to creating the Virgin empire which currently encompasses around 400 companies, he has accomplished things in his career that people only dream of.. We’ve culled some of his important entrepreneurial encouragements and insights here from his conversation with CreativeLive:
“Screw it, just do it!”
This is perhaps his most famous ideation. From a very early age, Branson learned that if you want something to happen, you cannot just wait around for someone to offer you help. Take the chance, apply yourself, and beat the odds.
Without a challenge, there is no inspiration. Challenges exist to help keep you motivated in life and at work.
Live in the moment.
Do not worry about things that are in the future and are out of your control. Work on things that you can influence today. It is important to work hard, but everyone needs to switch off and relax so make time for this!
If something stops being fun and enjoyable, you should stop doing it. If you are working on your passions, then it no longer seems like work. Having fun helps to create a thriving idea, and inspires those around you to work passionately.
Value your friends, family and coworkers.
Surround yourself with those who support you, and who make a positive impact on your life. Show respect to the people that you work with and treat them as you would want to be treated.
“A business is nothing more than a group of people working to make a positive difference to people’s lives”.
For more motivational Monday juice, you can catch Sir Richard Branson’s fullinterview from over at Creative Live!