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Steve Jobs’s Top 10 Rules for Success

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He’s considered the “Father of the Digital Revolution,” a “master of innovation,” and a “design perfectionist.” He shifted the world we live in with his inventions. He had a net worth of over $8 billion in 2010. He’s one of my personal favorite entrepreneurs of all time because he basically started from the bottom and managed to become one of the most influential people in the world.

He’s Steve Jobs from Apple and….

Here are the top 10 Steve Jobs rules for success.

1. Don’t live a limited life

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”  – Steve Jobs

2. Have passion

If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.  With any job, there are aspects of work that are frustrating and difficult—even with the greatest dream job in the world, but being passionate about it will make you able to hold on when things get rough.

3. Design for yourself

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.” – Steve Jobs

I know it’s cliche, but this is so true, you are the captain of your own ship; don’t let anyone else take the wheel. Design life for yourself, you won’t receive a second opportunity to do so, so you either do it now, or you regret it on later in life.

4. Don’t sell crap

Sell only high quality products, while many would argue I would say that Apple products have always been top quality and that’s the reason why they are still at the top. They just provide quality products, and because of that they have loyal customers that are always willing to buy.

5. Build a great team

The people you surround yourself with, are the people that will shape your future. If you surround yourself with smart and positive people that share your vision, well then, you have a bright future ahead of you. Remember that you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with, so choose wisely.

6. Don’t do it for the money

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Steve Jobs was worth 100 million dollars when he was 25 years old, but he didn’t do it for the money. He did it because he wanted to change the world, he was an innovator.

7. Be proud of your products

Create products that you can proudly recommend to friends and family, if your product is great, money will follow. Make sure your product is high quality and it’s something that people would love to use.

8. Build around customers

Customers tend to trust individuals who are serious about what they do, and willing to take the time to achieve a deep understanding of their craft. Take the time every day to learn more about your customers, their industry and their challenges.

Needless to say, gaining trust is only part of the equation. You must also have a product that customers want and need, and the ability to show how you’re adding value, solving problems, and so forth. However, if you don’t earn the customer’s trust, they’ll probably buy from someone else whom they do trust–even if the offering isn’t as good

9. Marketing is about Values

Have you ever seen a Nike advertisement where they share why they are better than Adidas and Puma? No, I know you haven’t, because what they do is they honor great athletes like Michael Jordan – that’s what they are, that’s who they are. So make sure your customers know what your company stands for.

10.Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

Never be satisfied, and always push yourself. Do (or be willing to keep trying) the things people say cannot be done.

If you want to know more about Steve Jobs I would suggest you to read Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacsoon.

So what success tip from this video article best resonates with you? Please share your thoughts in the comments below. Also you could check out The Top 10 Warren Buffet’s Rules for Success.

 

9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Lawrence Berry

    July 18, 2015 at 6:15 am

    I really love Steve Jobs and anyone who has really risen from the bottom to have to the top. It has to be one of the hardest things to do. Myself as a fresh entrepreneur, I know the struggle, but like Steve Jobs said, when you do something you love, you never have to work a day in your life. You find your motivation to push through the challenges because you just cant see yourself doing anything else. Great post.

    • Cris Nikolov

      July 19, 2015 at 8:59 am

      Yep, Steve Jobs advice is really helpful, I mean this man basically started from 0 and build one of the biggest companies in the world and he didn’t do it for the money.

  2. Joseph Vincent

    July 20, 2015 at 3:31 am

    Steve Jobs will never be forgotten as Apple icon.

  3. Marie Fincher

    July 28, 2015 at 9:31 am

    I like to add a quote famous people when I write my essay, it makes them more saturated. Steve Jobs is a man who personified a whole era, his rules are followed be thousands of people around the world. We loved him.

    • Cris Nikolov

      July 28, 2015 at 10:41 am

      Love that, and I totally agree with you. So Marie, I would like to know what your thoughts about Elon Musk are? Right now I am just finishing writing an article with his quotes.

      • Marie Fincher

        July 29, 2015 at 8:05 am

        I’m interested in its cooperation with Hawking. I think he is not doing it for the money, and he really likes it: researches, inventions etc. Actually, he got start-up capital of his father, but the rest of his achievements – thanks to his mind.

  4. Stephen Osoko

    December 4, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Something you can’t ignore is Steve Jobs epic Success! Great Post Btw!

    • Cris Nikolov

      December 4, 2015 at 3:26 pm

      That’s totally true Stephen. He is one of my biggest mentors.

  5. Raj

    September 8, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Steve Job is undoubtedly most successful and extraordinary person of century.

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