All this time, I frequently heard some words like this. “A was succeed because he had talent,” “B since born was genius, not surprise knowing that he become successful people now,” and etc… etc.. In our daily life, I guess you were too often hear things like that. Many people assume that success, intelligence, expertise is something that is pure acquired from birth. Many of them make excuses so they do not have to try. In fact, although talent is one factor that has influence on the success of someone, but it is not the only factor. If you ever watch the movie “Forest Gump” starring Tom Hanks, you certainly know what I mean. A fool could be succeed as long there is a will. And here are some stories of great people of their era that will open our eyes. That success is not derived from talent alone, but a strong will and unyielding attitude.
1. Albert Enstein
Who doesn’t know Albert Einstein? He is theoiritical physicist, philosopher and author who is widely regarded as one of the most influential and best known scientists and intellectuals of all time. He is famous scientist of the famous 20th century with the theory of relativity. He was also one Nobel laureate. Who would have thought he was a son of a late talking and also suffer from autism. As a child she also likes negligent with lessons. Although Einstein had early speech difficulties, he was a top student in elementary school. As he grew, Einstein built models and mechanical devices for fun and began to show a talent for mathematics
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Since a long ago, humans have a brain to think something extraordinary. This is called creativity. This creativity thing applied to many field in our life, including how to make money. Because make money is a must to-do thing that can’t be avoided by all people, then people really have to push their creativity to the limit in finding new ways how to make money. This is the reason why there are so many ways to make money nowdays. But according to Robert T Kiyosaki, there are three ways to make money to achieve financial freedom.
One of the most widely used by people is building a business. Business itslef now have a lot of varietion. Starting from just opening a store, shop, salon or something like that to a multi-national business, franchise until the royalties. But as the development of technology, types of businesses become even more variations.
In my opinion, the current business is divided into two streams, they are :
Frankly I knew internet marketing world since I attended a preview seminar on 2004 that explains about internet marketing. I rather forget who was the speaker on that time. What i remember exactly is that time I was there with my younger brother. My younger brother was very interested following the seminar workshop even the price quite expensive that time. Since the seminar, I never learn again about internet marketing. But, along with the continued development of a business that was built by my brother on the internet, I finally began to wonder what how to build business on the internet.
And it reached the peak after I attended three days Global Internet Summit seminar on 9 November 2009. Since then, I really really attracted to plunge more deeply about this field. What a coincidence November was my last month I worked as an employee. So I have more time to build my own business.
Have you ever heard Zappos? If you follow the news, i thought you must already know this company. Zappos is a online shoe retailer that was acquired by Amazon on June 2009 (last year). Amazon has acquired Zappos for $850 million. Why Amazon want to buy Zappos? The answer can be found on Mashable site on this article. One of the factor why Zappos can be successful is the leadership of the management team of Zappo which is lead by it’s CEO, Tony Hsieh. In 1999, Tony Hsieh sold LinkExchange, the company he co-founded to Microsoft for $265 million. He then joined Zappos as an adviser and investor, and eventually became CEO. In 2009, Zappos was listed as one of Fortune magazine’s top 25 companies to work for, and was acquired by Amazon later that year in a deal valued at over $1.2 billion on the day of closing.
Last week, Tony Hsieh publish a book “Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose”. In this book, Hsieh offers his thoughts and his visionary about different business lessons he learned in life, from a lemonade stand and pizza business through LinkExchange, Zappos, and more. Ultimately, he shows how using happiness as a framework can produce profits, passion, and purpose both in business and in life. This books right now become #1 best selling books in Amazon, #1 in Barnes & Noble and #6 in iBookStore.