Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Steve Jobs - 5 Lessons You Taught Me


Half way through the week & it's #WednesdayWisdom

On this day I get to feature one of the most influential and unbelievably innovative men this world has ever known.

Steven Paul "SteveJobs (/ˈdʒɒbz/; February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American information technology entrepreneur and inventor. Jobs is widely recognized as a pioneer of the microcomputer revolution.

There was such undeniable power in his work ethic, belief, passion & posture that it's almost unbearable to imagine a world without him. Steve not only innovated but inspired change throughout the world. He opened it's eyes to true competition by only trying to be better than he was yesterday.
The lessons I share today, I believe, can be applied to each and every person on this planet. It's only a small testimony to his EPIC legacy.

5. Faith & Belief
"Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith."

Don't I know it, these past few weeks have been one helluva roller coaster & a half. But when you have a vision, a belief system & EPIC friends who support you wholeheartedly...You never lose Faith.

"I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance."

4. Work Ethic
"The only way to do great work is to love what you do."

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.

We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it.

3. #ShineThroughtheNoise with Steve Jobs & Akasha

"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 others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."

Have you ordered your copy of #ShineThroughtheNoise by Akasha Garnier yet?
Check out this awesome review of the book Here.
Akasha provides a brilliant action plan on how you can Shine Through the Noise.

2. Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."

Also remember that you could fail, even, at something your heart is not into. So fail at something worth failing At. Because every failure is just a stepping stone towards greatness. Success is happiness, Happiness is following your heart. Your Heart is your Family. 

"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life."

1. Here’s to the Crazy Ones

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… The ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

I need not say more :-)

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  1. I love Steve Jobs, he was one of the greatest innovators in the world! His quotes are amazing and reflect our life! And I adore my Mac, my iPhone and iPad LOL

  2. Great post!! Love that last quote. So true. Embrace individuality and innovation!!

  3. Keep the faith buddy! You got this. Keep up with your great work ethics and your goals will be met before you know it! And of course - make sure you #shinethroughthenoise

  4. He's a legend, this is full of incredible and inspirational quotes

  5. Steve Jobs will be a genious forever. He was an innovator.

  6. What a complex guy he was. I live in Silicon Valley and he was a true icon here. But pretty flawed, too.

  7. He is a great person! He had a wonderful work ethic, one even the hardest working person could learn some from.

  8. Steve Jobs in an inspiration to many! He's also a good motivator. I love these quotes that you picked, it shows how amazing he truly is as a person.

  9. I just love Steve Jobs quotes! What great motivation!!

  10. Steve jobs was such an inspirational person! Definitely someone all should admire

  11. He is such an inspiring person. Very motivating and also easy to relate to in so many ways.