On 30th May 2007 two of the greatest achievers in our digital generation (Bill Gates and Steve Jobs) came together on stage for a rare interview, they both opened themselves up to broad questioning which allowed us to see what they're made of.
Whether you like(d) these guys or not you have to admit that they certainly understand what it takes to create an abundance of success through their passion.
They both went from being college drop-outs to earning Billion's of Dollars in a cutthroat industry which as you can guess is no easy task. Most of our goals and dreams seem quite small and simple to pull off in comparison to what they achieved so with this in mind I want you to learn from them, on this occasion focusing on what the late Steve Jobs said.
It is quite easy to see how alike you are to Steve, essentially your inner values and personal missions are similar. You want success in your chosen field, you want to be leading and outperforming your rivals, you want to be seen as the best around and to bring something new to your industry.
Steve's tips are relevant to Your World
During this onstage interview Steve Jobs gave some great success tips that he has learned along the way and I feel that they are very helpful to us all.
So here they are, take all you can from these tips and apply them where you can.
Tip 1 - "You have to have a lot of passion for what you're doing"
This may sound obvious but we can often let passion, burning desire and sheer love for what we do die over the years.
Do we really need to love what we do?
Hell yes it matters because the industry you are in will throw so much s**t at you and it will test you ever step of the way.
If you are on a quest to achieve something big then you will need the emotional fuel to power you through the challenges that are on the way and to kick you out of bed in the morning.
If you don't NEED your chosen path in your life then you will just run the other way or give up when things get tough.
"The only way to do great work is to love what you do"
Tip 2 - "You've gotta be a really good talent scout"
On face value you may think that being a good talent scout is not applicable to you but having the right people around you both for assistance and support is another great secret weapon that is overlooked.
The industry you are in will require you to have some sort of personal team that are contributing to your vision, your mission and your dream outcome.
If you get the right people helping you, people who are good in their specific area, then you will boost your effectiveness and speed up your progress.
Plus you are only one person, you need to focus on what you are good at and not be wearing too many hats.
Again these may seem simple and blah blah but it i surprising just how many of us ignore the basics and suffer as a result.
I hope these quick tips help you in some way.