Book     Events     Fast Start Pack     Free Consultation     Keynote     Reviews/Blog     About/Contact Us     Home  

Blog Home | Check Out ALL Blog Posts |   

Wise lessons I learned from Richard Branson....

Ari with Richard BransonThis week I had the very fortunate opportunity to meet with Richard Branson.

He’s what I call the “billionaire with a heart”.

Not only is he one of the most famous and respected entrepreneurs in the world, but he is quite unique in his willingness to be transparent about the entrepreneurial journey.

You see, most business leaders/gurus teach that “external” factors like better marketing, less competition or better product is the key to long term sustainable success.

But Richard shared this week that it’s much more than that.

Here’s a summary of my take aways from Richard that I hope you find them valuable....

Curiosity Is King

To build and grow a successful business, means to have an innate ability to be curious about everything in life, not just business.

If you step forward into opportunities that are not exactly familiar to you, then you immediately begin to make observations about what is missing from that world or what needs improving within it.

The sands around your business are constantly shifting, look for the “dips” as new opportunities and stay open to unusual opportunities.

Be Passionate About Others

If you are not passionate about the people you can help the most or not passionate about your team’s potential, success will be elusive.

Harnessing the core needs of others and connecting to those needs are the core elements of trust between people.

Make that bond so strong, that others around you can feel that you are not just passionate about what you do, but you are passionate about others who are in your “ecosystem” -- then your success becomes their success.

Listen and Learn

Many ambitious but non-successful entrepreneurs have a tendency to talk a lot and listen a little.

They talk a lot because hearing themselves makes them feel in control.

Richard shared that if you are constantly listening, no matter how successful you are, you’ll reach beyond any obstacle that might try to stand in your way.

Listening to others exponentially speeds up the time that you find new opportunities to get you back on track.

The Entrepreneurial Journey Is An “S” Curve

I live at the top of a hill in Sydney that requires driving up a long windy “s” curve to get home.

Every time I drive home on those curves, it reminds me, as Richard pointed out, that the entrepreneurial journey is never a straight line.

There will be bends, twists and turns that will appear to take you off course.

But when you realize that coming off an “s” curve is exactly where you are supposed to be, you reach a level of calmness that gives you the strength to move forward.

Thank you, Richard, for the wise lessons that I will keep for a lifetime....

To your success,

Aris Signature

5 Comments     Add Your Comments Here Email to a Friend

Sheikh Ibrahim, Dubai & UAE
Meeting of minds of similar thinking pattern.
Sachin Sharma, Sydney, Australia
I've known you for many years Ari. Based on that I can say that you live these words in your life already. I've seen, observed and felt this in our interactions. That's the reason I feel proud to call you my mentor.
Virginia Walker, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Thank-you for sharing these insights Ari. Richard and yourself certainly live the mantra, change the world one act/gesture/step at a time. Nice work!
Jason Garey, Eugene, Oregon
What a wonderful opportunity for you. Thanks for sharing these gems.
Michael Senning, London, UK
It's about time that you and Richard connected Ari...I'm surprised it has taken so long!

Add Your Comments Here FaceBook Twitter LinkedIn Email to a Friend Print this Page Permalink

Over 78,598
Free Test Drive
Get 10 FREE Lessons
(Valued at $300)
(All fields must be completed to gain access)
Your information is 100% protected.





Trusted Authority - US - Website Banner 2


SBFS Banner 02







BLOG • Latest Posts
Wise lessons I learned from Richard Branson....
by Ari Galper
This week I had the very fortunate opportunity to meet with Richard Branson. He's what I call the "b...
Having a tough day? An 11-year-old may inspire you...
by Ari Galper
During our recent Trusted Authority tour across Australia, I asked the audiences how long they have ...
My Predictions For 2015....
by Ari Galper
Hope you are well and are looking forward to a restful holidays. As things start to quiet down for u...
Diffuse Objections by Listening To Your Prospect’s Concerns...
by Ari Galper
You've probably heard this over and over in your career: "If you hear an objection, immediately over...
The "Wake Up" Call That Changed Everything
by Ari Galper
About two or three times a week, someone asks if I had a defining moment that inspired me to create ...
The Silent Zone: Lost Sale or Lost Truth?
by Ari Galper
If you've been in business for any length of time, you've probably experienced being dropped into th...
Can I save your marriage?
by Ari Galper
Something interesting happened to me last week that I thought I'd share with you. Last Monday here i...
Why is the truth so hard to tell...
by Ari Galper
Sometimes I ask myself: "Why aren't people comfortable with just telling the truth?" We live across ...
Who's the guru behind the guru...
by Ari Galper
My son Toby, who you probably know by now, is truly an inspiration. For the last six weeks, he's bee...
A life-changing message from my son Toby
by Ari Galper
Hope you are well and that the new year is turning out to be your best year ever. If it's not, this ...

Check Out ALL Blog Posts

Important Links 

 Free Test Drive

 Industry Success Stories

 About Ari

 Contact Us

Ari Speaking

 Speak with us now, live

 Read "Lessons From Toby"
 Order Toby's Book

April 24, 2017         Quote Of The Day

"When you get rid of the usual initial pressure and tension that starts with "Hello," you and your prospect can embark on a dialogue. "


Book | Events | Fast Start Pack | Free Consultation | Keynote | Reviews/Blog | About/Contact Us | Home

UTGM Footer - honesty online logo

© 2000 - 2014 Unlock The Game Pty Ltd ABN 39-001-118949. Unlock The Game is a registered trademark.
Legal Notices | Privacy Statement | Terms and Conditions | Shipping Policy | Resources | Sales Training | Cold Calling | Australia | Contact Us | Site Map