Richard Branson Advice: 11 Top Tips on How To Succeed in Life

Career Advice for Young People from Richard Branson #1

In the below post, you will learn 11 tips on how to succeed in life from Billionaire Richard Branson:

  • Keep a notebook
  • You must love what you do
  • Chase your dreams
  • Take risks
  • Find things that nobody else has done
  • Embrace being different
  • Don’t measure success as how much money you earn
  • Never stop learning
  • Push yourself out of your comfort zone
  • Rejection doesn’t mean your ideas are rubbish
  • Learn from your mistakes

Richard Branson Advice #1:

Keep a notebook and write down all your good ideas.

“If you don’t write down your ideas, they could be gone by the morning,”

Richard Branson Advice #2:

You must love what you do.

If you don’t love it, then maybe you shouldn’t do it.

Don’t waste all your energy on something you don’t love as it will just suck the joy and happiness out of your life.

Richard Branson Advice

Not sure of what you could do for a career that you love? if so, check out my post on How To Find Your Perfect Career

Richard Branson: How to Succeed in Life #3:

“Those people who spend their time working on things they love are usually the ones enjoying life the most,” Branson says.

“They are also the ones who dared to take a risk and chase their dreams.”

Richard Branson Advice #4:

Taking risks is a part of of being successful.

Take calculated risks, where worst case scenario happening will be ok.

Richard Branson: How to Succeed in Life #5:

Don’t be afraid to do something no one else has attempted.

Figure out what hasn’t been done and set about doing it.

Richard Branson Advice #6:

“You should never see being different as a flaw or think that something is wrong with you. Being different is your biggest asset and will help you succeed.”

Richard Branson Advice: Being Different

Richard Branson: How to Succeed in Life #7:

Don’t measure your success on how much money you earn.

Success is a moving target, you should always be striving to grow and have fun.

The money will take care of itself.

Want tips on how to succeed in life from some of the most successful people in the world? If so, check out my posts detailing the advice of:

Bill Gates, Billionaire Entrepreneur/Philantropist

Warren Buffett, Billionaire Investor

Richard Branson Advice #8:

Don’t ever stop learning. People think because they finish school or uni then they should stop learning.

You should always seek to increase your wisdom or knowledge.

Richard Branson: How to Succeed in Life #9:

Push yourself to step out of your comfort zone.

“I can honestly say that nothing good in my life has ever happened from the safety of my comfort zone. It’s all those moments where you feel challenged, where you think:

‘Oh crap, maybe this wasn’t such a good idea’ and then ponder giving up — if you can get through this stage of doubt and make it out the other side — I promise you, this is where the good stuff happens,”

Richard Branson Advice #10:

Rejection doesn’t mean your ideas are rubbish.

In fact it might be the opposite and the world isn’t quite yet ready for them.

The book Harry Potter was rejected by the first 12 publishing houses!

Harry Potter

Richard Branson: How to Succeed in Life #11:

“Nobody gets everything right first time, and it is how we learn from our mistakes that defines us. We all deserve a second chance.”

If you found the above advice helpful and want more, check out the advice of 100 graduates 10 years out of university in my book ‘1000 Years of Career Advice’.

You can get the free ebook version here.

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Hi, I’m Paul. I’m a Finance Director with 14 years experience working for big multinational companies.

I interviewed 100 graduates about their career paths and advice for a young generation.

This blog aims to help young people figure out their career paths.

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