Amazon Secrets

Last Update: November 13, 2017

I found this article in the 7 Nov Business Insider. about Jeff Bezos (Amazon CEO) Since many of us are Amazon affiliates, I thought you might find it as interesting as I did.

They claim he owns the Washington Post. I did NOT know that. They also say that he’s the richest man in the world. Can he really rival Bill Gates and Warren Buffett? Hmmmm. Either way, he IS, in fact, rich! So, his “secrets” to becoming rich and successful are still worth checking out right?

Jeff’s “secrets”:

-1. Pick the right life partner.

He looked for someone that resourceful…..someone who could get him out of a third world prison.

-2. Avoid multitasking

He said he likes to be doing whatever he is doing at that moment

-3 Know where your talents are

-4 Opt for adventure over ease

He claims that we have a choice – going for a life of “ease and comfort” or a life of “service and adventure”. He thinks you’ll be prouder of an adventurous life when you’re 80.

So, the first is important because if your partner is not with you in this WA adventure, then you’ll constantly be struggling to justify your time spent here. I’m not sure you have to worry about them rescuing you from prison but it can’t hurt right?

Multitasking – well, many of us are forced into doing this. However, it probably isn’t the most effective use of our time. There is scientific proof that very few of us are capable of multitasking. We’re not at our best when our mind is going in many directions. Focus is important. Besides, all the gurus I’ve heard of tell you to be present in the moment. They can’t all be wrong.

Talents are a given. Not everyone is cut out for this. If we were all the same, what a boring world it would be. Everyone has a part to play to make things work. Again, service and adventure, well, we wouldn’t be in WA if we didn’t have a need to serve others and WA is certainly an adventure. No two days are the same.

Well, I’ll be working on a couple of these. I hope you found his “secrets” interesting. Now go be adventurous.

~Debbi


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DaveSw Premium
I'm always interested in what successful people have to say. Normally those that use white hat methods are the ones I gravitate towards...

Bezos took a vision and a strong work ethic likely further than even he imagined and continues to expand on that dream. Much change has been possible through this for all people...

It is people like him that are making the next steps from the massive paradigm shift with the advent of computers and the internet...

It remains to be seen what the ultimate outcome will be, but as long as we can manage to work through the results of these shifts, I have confidence that the next generations will figure things out...

There is a segment of society that is uncomfortable with all these changes. They want to turn back the clock and live in a more comfortable (for them) time...

They are in the minority, however, and inevitably these changes will affect us all. What we all are doing is allowing us to be on the cusp of the changes...

Right now the big brands and players still have not leveraged the power of the internet to the degree their power will allow. We still have a chance to create our own brand and business using the internet...

This platform provides an excellent venue to get things set up properly. There is a lot of solid advice and examples here that will help us all go as far as we imagine just as Bezos has done.

Good read, thanks for sharing!

Dave : )
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Sui_generis Premium
Bezos certainly did take his vision far and I agree -- I'm not sure he ever saw the massive results.

As a "seasoned" person, I remember what it was like before the internet was even a twinkle in someone's eye. There is something to be said for those times as well. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE computers and the internet but sometimes I think they can become addictive and you need a balance.

I can go for days with just me and my computer but I don't think that is good. I do force myself to step AWAY and get out into the real world.

I am always interested in the thought process of those that have become successful. I'm glad you found it interesting as well.

~Debbi
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Dmorrow Premium
This sounds like really great advice! I agree, multitasking in not necessarily a good thing. I try to do that sometimes when I'm at my brick and mortar - I sign in to WA and try to be active for a while during the day. It never fails that someone comes in and I have to just leave WA sitting there! When I come back, it feels like I'm lost, I have to find my place all over.
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Sui_generis Premium
Many times, as women, we try to do too many things at once. I've started to rethink that.

~Debbi
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DianneBee Premium
Goodness! Well, I think that we at WA are all adventurous! Plunging into the unknown ha ha of internet marketing....
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Sui_generis Premium
I think so too. Much of it is taking a leap of faith. That's why we have to encourage each other.

~Debbi
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Lazyblogger Premium
Love the four points, especially 1 & 3.
One of my mentor says a long time ago, "where ever you are Be There" If you at work, be at work. If you are on vacation, be on vacation. If you at work and thinking about vacation, when you are on vacation you would be thinking about work. What a mess that will cause. Is that consider multitasking?

My thoughts!

Multitasking is definitely a must. If you do not possess this skill you will be left behind. Focusing on one thing is behind us. It is not even enough to stay afloat in today's world. So getting ahead is surely a no-no without it.

I love spending time with teenagers, they minds are so all over, they keep you busy just trying to figure out what they trying to say. They never say what they mean. Now that is talent.

Love this topic Debbi, and I glad you posted this one, my daughter would make it a debatable one and love you for it. LOl. Take care.
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Sui_generis Premium
I might have to debate the multitasking with you. I used to think that it made me more efficient and I won't say that I don't still do it. It's one of the things I'm working on. However, I begun to wonder how much better any given task could have been if I focused on it more.

~Debbi
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Edi67 Premium
Good point here Sui. We are like a tree branching to different direction yet bearing the same fruit. Acceptance and respect to each other's direction will bring us, human-being, "whole" to bear the same fruit even from different journeying like a tree.
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Sui_generis Premium
Yes, we all have different talents -- all of which are needed to make the world work.

~Debbi
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