“I was early taught to work as well as play,
My life has been one long, happy holiday;
Full of work and full of play-
I dropped the worry on the way-
And God was good to me every day.”
~ John D. Rockefeller
Although the title of the post may seem a little preposterous to be covered in a blog-post; nevertheless it is a question that has been dealt with before. My assertion is that when treading into uncharted territory, it is critical to seek out guides and mentors who have walked that path before in any area of life. Two eminent figures like John D. Rockefeller and more recently Richard Branson have left clues when it comes to building a billion dollar business. Let’s do a deep dive and look at the philosophy and a proven strategy to adopt for this kind of endeavor:
- From the above quote – the philosophy that seems to have served JDR well was his ability to not only enjoy his work but to experience happiness in the now, instead of waiting for someday in the future. The ability to have a bold and compelling vision for the future while still staying present in the moment is the essence of this philosophy. Happiness begets success and not the other way around.
- Richard Branson in one of his interviews was asked a similar question – about his secret to building multiple billion dollar businesses. He shared three specific strategies:
- Set up a bold and compelling vision
- Hire people who are smarter than you and enroll them in the vision
- Get out of their way
As Tony Robbins advocates – we need three things in life to cause a breakthrough in any area of life: Strategy, Story (Your philosophy- identity and beliefs) and State (Mindset)
Because if you change your strategy – you change your results, if you change your story – you change your life, and if you change your state – you change everything.
All Green Lights;