Posted by : Amanda Stein Thursday, July 18, 2013
It’s not easy to build an empire that changes the world, but with the right tools and conviction, it can be done. Whatever is holding you back may be simpler than you think. You don’t need magic, luck or genius to meet your business goals, you just need conviction and determination, and these industry experts know just how to achieve it.
Steve Wynn: People Matter, Not Things
While his hotel empire might be adorned in gold and dripped in decadence, Steve Wynn knows that’s not why people come to his hotels. In a speech at a Tony Robbins Seminar, Wynn explained to the audience that “anything that’s instantly gratifying will be repeated,” and that’s how he runs his business. From the lowliest bellboy to a lost guest, Wynn makes sure those around him feel special and taken care of. In turn, he has built some of the most loyal, devoted employees and customers around.
Richard Branson: Work From a Hammock
The king of Virgin Enterprises owes his success to “not wasting time when he’s working.” Branson says that one of the secrets of his success is that he works from home. At home he is free to focus on the task at hand, no commute time wasted, no distractions.
Bill Gates: Force Yourself Out of Your Comfort Zone
Mr. Gates tells CNN Money that he owes much of his success to his parent’s insistence that he try new things and stick with them, if only briefly. This allowed him to expand his mind and comfort zone while exercising his brain. Although it was clear from the get-go he would never be a football star, the experience helped shape him into the man he is today.