67 ADVICES FROM RICHARD BRANSON – SCREW IT, LET’S DO IT

Nothing should stop you.

The following article is based on the book “Screw It, Let’s Do It” by Richard Branson.

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Richard Branson needs no introduction. He is known to be a natural entrepreneur. He is the founder of “Virgin Group”, which comprises more than 400 companies. His first business venture was a magazine called Student. Later, he started several companies such as Virgin Records and Virgin Atlantic.

“Screw It, Lets Do It” contains powerful advices, many exciting stories and clearly shows the personality and mindset of Richard Branson.

In this article I am going to share a list of 67 lessons that you can learn from Richard Branson by reading the book. Even applying a few of these lessons can completely transform your life.

#1 HARD WORK AND FUN IS WHAT LIFE IS ALL ABOUT

 

#2 IF YOU WORK HARD AND HAVE FUN MONEY WILL COME

 

#3 WHEN SOMETHING STOPS BEING FUN, ASK WHY? IF YOU CAN’T FIX IT YOU HAVE TO MOVE ON

 

#4 WAKING UP STRESSED AND MISERABLE IS NOT A GOOD WAY TO LIVE

 

#5 NEVER GIVE UP

 

#6 START WITH THE FIRST STEP

 

#7 DON’T LOOK MILES AHEAD, YOU MIGHT NOT TAKE THE FIRST STEP

 

#8 NOTHING SHOULD STOP YOU. YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND A LEGAL WAY AROUND IT

 

#9 YOU MUST PLAN AND PREPARE TO DO ANYTHING WELL.

 

#10 START VERY SMALL, YOU CAN ALWAYS MAKE IT BIGGER LATER

 

#11 TAKE CALCULATED RISKS

 

#12 HELP EACH OTHER

 

#13 BELIEVE IT CAN BE DONE

 

#14 LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST

 

#15 HAVE COMPLETE FAITH IN YOURSELF

 

#16 NEVER GO AFTER YOUR GOALS HALFHEARTEDLY

 

#17 THERE ARE NO RULES IN BUSINESS, ONLY LESSONS. YOU WILL BREAK A LOT OF RULES

 

#18 HAVE A POSITIVE OUTLOOK IN LIFE

 

#19 NEVER WASTE TIME.

 

#20 HAVE EXTREME PERSEVERANCE

 

#21 BE EXTREMELY FAST AT IMPLEMENTATION

 

#22 TRAVEL AND INTERACT WITH PEOPLE TO GET BUSINESS IDEAS

 

#23 BE GLAD WHEN YOU WIN. BUT HAVE NO REGRETS WHEN YOU LOSE BECAUSE THEY WILL SLOW YOU DOWN

 

#24 CHASE YOUR DREAMS AND GOALS

 

#25 IF YOU OPT FOR A SAFE LIFE YOU WILL NEVER KNOW WHAT ITS LIKE TO WIN

 

#26 SET GOALS AND STICK IT

 

#27 ALWAYS KEEP YOUR WORD

 

#28 KEEP SETTING YOURSELF NEW CHALLENGES

 

#29 ALWAYS AIM HIGH

 

#30 ALWAYS TRY NEW THINGS

 

#31 CHASE YOUR DREAMS BUT LIVE IN THE REAL WORLD

 

#32 WORK TOGETHER WITH OTHERS, FORM TEAMS

 

#33 STAND ON YOUR OWN FEET AND ALWAYS RELY ON YOURSELF

 

#34 LIVE THE MOMENT

 

#35 MAKE EVERY SECOND COUNT

 

#36 REGRETS MAY SEEM LIKE BIG MISTAKES. BUT LATER WHEN YOU LOOK BACK THEY TURN OUT TO BE SMALL

 

#37 KEEP A DIARY WITH PLANS TO EXECUTE IN THE MONTHS AHEAD, BUT STILL LIVE IN THE MOMENT

 

#38 TAKE CAT NAPS TO RELAX

 

#39 EVEN WHEN YOU RELAX DON’T STOP THINKING. LET YOUR BRAIN TINKER AND COME UP WITH NEW IDEAS AND SOLUTIONS

 

#40 VALUE FAMILY, FRIENDS AND YOUR TEAM. PUT THEM FIRST

 

#41 BE LOYAL

 

#42 FACE PROBLEMS HEAD ON

 

#43 VIRGIN HAS 40,000 STAFF AND WE ARE STILL LIKE A FAMILY

 

#44 MONEY IS FOR MAKING THINGS HAPPEN

 

#45 PUT THE RIGHT PEOPLE IN RIGHT PLACES

 

#46 ALWAYS REWARD TALENT

 

#47 ALWAYS RESPECT TALENT

 

#48 BE POLITE AND RESPECTFUL

 

#49 BE FAIR IN ALL OF YOUR DEALINGS

 

#50 ALWAYS DO THINGS THAT ARE RIGHT

 

#51 ALWAYS KEEP YOUR GOOD NAME

 

#52 CHANGE THE WORLD, EVEN IF ITS IN A SMALL WAY

 

#53 ALWAYS THINK WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP

 

#54 DO SOME GOOD

 

#55 BE THE BEST

 

#56 MAKE LOTS OF LISTS SO THAT YOU KEEP TRACK OF YOUR GOALS

 

#57 LEARN TO DELEGATE

 

#58 SPEND TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY

 

#59 TRY TURNING OFF TV AND GET OUT TO DO THINGS

 

#60 PROVE PEOPLE WRONG WHEN THEY SPEAK BAD THINGS ABOUT YOU

 

#61 LEARN TO BE PATIENT WITH RESULTS

 

#62 NEVER START BUSINESS JUST TO MAKE MONEY, MY MAIN GOAL WAS TO HAV FUN. MONEY FOLLOWED

 

#63 TRY TO STRETCH YOURSELF TO THE LIMIT

 

#64 DON’T FIGHT WITH ANYONE

#65 DISPUTE WITH A FRIEND OR A COLLEAGUE CAN BE SORTED IN A FRIENDLY WAY

 

#66 EVEN IF SOMEONE IS HIRED TO DO ONE THING, IF THEY HAVE GOOD IDEAS AND CAN HANDLE SOMETHING, JUST LET THEM DO IT

 

#67 ALWAYS SAY YES

 

That should be it 🙂

The advices above might look too simple, but implementing these simple things in life is not going to be easy.

But that is what is going to make magic happen! You ca also check out this great article on Richard Bransons secrets to productivity and happiness.

Buy Screw It, Let’s Do It By Richard Branson if you like the notes and you want to dive in deeper.

Do you want me to elaborate any of the points given above? Just ask in the comments below.

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