Jack Ma, an investor, a philanthropist, and founder of Alibaba, is one of the richest people in the world with a breathtaking net-worth of approximately 40. 3 billion US dollars.
Jack Ma’s billions are owed to Alibaba, which is a multinational e-commerce/internet corporation that provides online shopping services through web portals.
Alibaba has recorded revenues of 10 billion dollars and above.
Besides this, Jack Ma has been ranked the second World’s Greatest Leader, and in 2015, he was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Today, I would love to share with you the top 4 lessons I have learned from this internet Mogul.
- You Don’t Need to be An I.T Guru (Expert) for you to Succeed in the Internet Industry
Many people believe that you have to be an I.T expert for you to create an internet business. However, Jack Ma was never an I.T Guru. He became aware of the internet in 1995 when he visited America. He had zero experience with computers and coding, but he dedicated himself to learning I.T and after few months he launched an internet company that built websites for businesses.
- Patience Pays
In one of his talks, Jack Ma revealed that Alibaba never earned a single dollar in its first three years.
I believe many of us would have given up on a business/investment if it failed to reap profits in its first three years. Jack Ma was not the ‘giving up’ type. He convinced his team to persevere, and years later, Alibaba made millions of profits.
- Never Allow People to Discourage You
When Jack Ma revealed to his friends that he wanted to start an internet company, some of them mocked him and told him that he was crazy. They wondered how he could start an internet company without any knowledge of computers, and the internet.
Besides this, many people mocked Jack Ma and his team because Alibaba failed to earn profits in the first three years. In one of his interviews, Jack Ma revealed that a customer paid his bills at a restaurant and told him that he decided to pay because he knew Jack Ma was broke, as Alibaba was not making profits. Also, one time while he was in a bar, a person bought him a cigar because he knew that Alibaba was not making money, and for that reason, Jack Ma was broke.
However, these actions never discouraged Jack Ma because he had faith in Alibaba. He ignored the discouragers, and he continued working hard on his business, and eventually his efforts paid.
- You Don’t Have to Have a Big Job for You to Be Successful
Some of us complain that we have little salaries, but Jack Ma made it with 10 dollars a month.
After completing his studies, he applied for more than 25 jobs and they all rejected him. However, he got employed as a teacher in a local university where he earned about 10 dollars a month. With this salary, he managed to save and start internet-based businesses such as, ‘The China Yellow Pages,’ and many others, which led to the idea of Alibaba.
Therefore, we must not complain and feel unlucky if we have a small salary. People out there have nothing but they are still making it.
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If You Are Chasing Your Dream, You Are Fucked
This article is strictly meant for all those fucked up folks chasing their dreams. I always give you guys good news, but today I have bad news for you.
I believe you’ve put yourself in serious trouble by deciding to pursue your dreams because you have no choice but to persevere the hardships that all dream chasers face. You’ll have to endure the sleepless nights, anxieties, doubts, the feeling of giving up, and all other ‘negative’ things associated with dream chasing.
The good thing is that you can avoid these hardships by giving up. However, if you give up, you’ll have to live with deep regret and severe depression for the rest of your life because you’ll see people who were less skilled than you achieving what you gave up on.
Let’s say you want to be a rich and famous actor, and you know that you have higher chances of achieving this dream than most people. However, you give up after facing various challenges. A few years later, you see the people you knew were worse than you becoming award-winning actors. How will you feel?
You’ll feel bad, and people will notice it, and they’ll remind you that you had a better chance at succeeding yet you gave up.
That being said, it’s clear that you are fucked if you are following your dreams because you’ve set yourself for either regret or facing the many obstacles dream chasers face.
You’ll live with regret if you give up, and if you don’t give up, you’ll have to work hard till the day you’ll succeed. You’ll have to make lots of sacrifices, face criticism and rejection, force yourself to work every single day and experience slow progress even though you are working your ass-off.
I’m sorry for you dear because as a dream chaser, there is no turning back since you are like someone who landed on an island and burned all his boats. You just have to face the hardships dream chasers face or give up and drown in depression, stress, and anger forever. Either Way, You Are Fucked.
It’s horrifying, but it’s the damn truth. Following your dreams isn’t all fun and games, and so is living with REGRET and drowning in alcoholism because you gave up.
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5 Proven Factors That Can Make Your Hard Work As Useless As A Politician’s Brain
I’m a firm supporter of hard work, and I believe success is impossible without hard work. However, I believe some factors can make your hard work useless. These factors might make you fail regardless of how hard you work.
Here are they:
- Playing Safe
Hard work and playing safe equals frustration and lack of progress. Hard work only works if you take risks because taking risks opens you up to many opportunities which can result in you making huge steps in your career.
Therefore, be ready to be left behind if you are a risk-averse hard worker because you’ll always avoid taking advantage of risky opportunities that your competitors will exploit.
‘Travelling on a risk-free road, unfortunately, won’t get you to any important destination.’ – Ernie Zelinski
- The Lack of Uniqueness
Your hard work will be as useless as shit if you don’t stand out. In the book, Purple Cow, Seth Godin explains how your business or project might fail to attract customers if you don’t offer unique services or products. Today, the competition is tough, and your talent or business won’t get noticed if it is not unique. To be noticed, you have to offer something unique the way Lana Del Rey does it in the music industry. You have to be remarkable and different because no matter how hard you work, you might fail if what you offer is common.
- Poor Social Skills
Your hard work might be as useless as trap music if you don’t have the right connections. Poor social skills prevent you from having the right connections because they push people away. Besides this, they prevent you from effectively networking hence reducing your chances of success. Conversely, good social skills attract success because they make you a good networker who attracts people with the right connections.
- Poor Health
No matter how hard you work, you won’t succeed if you neglect your health. Poor health leads to failure because it results in decreased energy and focus levels. Besides this, poor health increases your chances of contracting diseases that might force you to regularly take long breaks from your work hence preventing you from being consistent, thus leading to failure.
- A Poor Team
If you are working on something with two or more people, your hard work will be useless as my high school diploma if your partners are lazy, unfocused, risk-averse, stupid, egocentric, weed-smoking, alcoholic idiots. These folks will always drag you ten steps behind every time you make a huge step forward. Besides this, you will also waste lots of energy and time trying to make them a suitable team.
All people who succeeded after working with a team did so because they worked with team members who were as determined and focused as them. Therefore, realize that your hard work will be wasted if you have a poor team.
Working hard and still failing is a depressive thing. Therefore, we must always pinpoint the factors that can make us fail regardless of our hard work. I believe there are many other factors that can make an individual’s hard work useless. You are free to add these factors to the comment box below.
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