Tue, September 17, 2019

Powerful Business Tips from Steve Jobs

powerful tips for teen entrepreneurs

from http://theshannoncompany.com.au/blog/can-you-change-the-world/

I ran across an article in Entrepreneur online mag that I thought would be beneficial for our teen entrepreneurs.  Since Steve Jobs passed away recently, what can we learn from the way he did business?  I think you will find these concepts powerful, yet simple.

  • Believe in what you are doing–  The key is to be passionate and love what you do.  Believe in what you are doing so much that it does not matter what other people think about it.  Then, convince your customers they need what you have.  Steve believed in loving what you do.
  • Have a powerful vision – The key is to have it so deep in your mind you can taste it.  Jobs asked a soda salesman if he wanted to sale sugar water or put a dent in the world.  Is your vision so big, you can put a dent in the world?
  • Conect random things –  Experience is the key.  Take classes you would not think about; go visit places you have never been.  You never know what will spark some exciting new idea in your life.  It may be that one place you never thought of that takes you to the next level.  Steve would tell you, “Don’t live in a bubble.”
  • Learn to say ‘no’ –  Strategy is the key.  If you say ‘no’ to things that distract you, you can say ‘yes’ to the things that will make you a success.  Keep your focus and don’t let shiney objects get you away from your goals.  Steve wanted to put his best foot forward on the things he believes in.
  • Master your message – The key is to know what you are doing and be able to communicate it well.  Be ready to educate anyone who asks why you do what you do as well as what you do.  Learn to present things quickly, simply and with passion.  Steve was not the best presenter, but he learned to master an audience…one more thing!
  • Connect with Customers – The key is to help your customers.  If you put your product in terms they will understand, and things they want, you will connect with them.  Steve would say, “Your customers don’t care about your product, they care about themselves.”

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