Steve Jobs has achieved more in his lifetime than most people can comprehend. Whenever we hear about the world technology giants or most successful entrepreneurs, his name is bound to pop in our minds. Starting his humble journey to creating one of the biggest and wealthiest companies in the world, entrepreneurs can learn a lot from him.
Lessons from Steve Jobs every entrepreneur must learn
Always keep learning
Jobs explored the world and always was open to new experiences. He travelled to India and connected to his spiritual side. Travelling often changes the way we perceive the world. As an entrepreneur, Jobs was always open to new experiences and learning. Never be a know-it-all, instead be open to new findings.
Perseverance, perseverance, and perseverance!
An entrepreneur’s journey is full of roses and thorns. Without perseverance, it will be hard for any entrepreneur to last through tough times. Jobs knew well beforehand that the setbacks in innovation are a part of his journey. In his old interview, he once talked about how perseverance separates successful entrepreneurs from unsuccessful ones.
The best performance comes from the best team
When it comes to hiring, Jobs ensured that he had the best of the best talent around him. He ensured that his team was as passionate and as dedicated to their work as he was. He had faith in his exceptional team and always supported them.
Keep it as simple as possible
Whether it comes to the layouts of the Apple products or his own lifestyle, Jobs always preferred to keep things simple. The iconic designs of his products are an attribute to his simplistic and elegant thinking.
When you get an idea and you create it, ups and downs are a part of the grind. Believing in yourself and your products will help you keep your eye on the prize while ignoring the naysayers.
Don’t be afraid to take risks
Jobs was always a risk-taker by heart and self-doubt was never his thing. Many entrepreneurs have world reforming ideas but hesitate to take the leap. However, without implementing an idea is nothing but a mere thought. Jobs never hesitated in manifesting his ideas and that too with absolute perfection.
Pay attention to detail
Jobs always had an eye for the detail even for things that may or may not be noticed by most people. As sleek and exquisite as the exterior of an iPhone was, so was the interior. He said he gets his knack for attention to detail from his father.
Keep innovating constantly
It is quite often when people are talking about innovation and Steve Jobs in the same breath. The reason being he was never satisfied until he got what he wanted. He was never afraid of innovating and experimenting with the technology.
Don’t try to fit in
One thing clearly with Apple was that Jobs did not create it to fit in with every consumer. He was focused on selling dreams instead of products. He never tried to fit in the market, but rather created his own market. As an entrepreneur, he was not afraid to stand out from the crowd and that reflected in his creations too.
It’s never too early
Yes, you heard it right. We always talk about how people turned entrepreneurs after retirement and how it is never too late to follow your passion. In the same way, Jobs taught us that you are never too young to pursue your dreams. Jobs co-founded Apple Computers in 1976 when he was only 21.
Believe in yourself and your business
As an entrepreneur, you are the face of your company. Your leadership directly impacts those who are working for you, those who are investing in your business and those who are buying your products. When you get an idea and you create it, ups and downs are a part of the grind. Believing in yourself and your products will help you keep your eye on the prize while ignoring the naysayers.
An entrepreneur has a lot to learn from Steve Jobs and the way he lived his life. His vision and passion were both of absolute brilliance. He revolutionized technology and gave entrepreneurs a new unconventional icon to look up to and learn from. To achieve his charismatic leadership and off-beat thought process, has been the goal of many, in and out of the business ecosystem.