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?
-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.