A response on Quora to this question posed to, Justine Musk, former wife of multi-billionaire Elon Musk, who is founder of PayPal, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX. Her response is right on the money. Heed her advice if you want to be truly wealthy. This is what separates those who truly succeed from the wanna be’s.
Here is the full transcript of her response.
One of the many qualities that separate self-made billionaires from the rest of us is their ability to ask the right questions.
This is not the right question.
(Which is not to say it’s a bad question. It just won’t get that deep part of your mind working to help you — mulling things over when you think you’re thinking about something else — sending up flares of insight.)
You’re determined. So what? You haven’t been racing naked through shark-infested waters yet. Will you be just as determined when you wash up on some deserted island, disoriented and bloody and ragged and beaten and staring into the horizon with no sign of rescue?
We live in a culture that celebrates determination and hard work, but understand: these are the qualities that keep you in the game after most everybody else has left, or until somebody bigger and stronger picks you up and hurls you back out to sea. Determination and hard work are necessary, yes, but they are the minimum requirements. As in: the bare minimum.
A lot of people work extremely hard and through no fault of their own — bad luck, the wrong environment, unfortunate circumstances — struggle to survive.
How can you *leverage* your time and your work?
Shift your focus away from what you want (a billion dollars) and get deeply, intensely curious about what the world wants and needs. Ask yourself what you have the potential to offer that is so unique and compelling and helpful that no computer could replace you, no one could outsource you, no one could steal your product and make it better and then club you into oblivion (not literally). Then develop that potential. Choose one thing and become a master of it. Choose a second thing and become a master of that. When you become a master of two worlds (say, engineering and business), you can bring them together in a way that will a) introduce hot ideas to each other, so they can have idea sex and make idea babies that no one has seen before and b) create a competitive advantage because you can move between worlds, speak both languages, connect the tribes, mash the elements to spark fresh creative insight until you wake up with the epiphany that changes your life.
The world doesn’t throw a billion dollars at a person because the person wants it or works so hard they feel they deserve it. (The world does not care what you want or deserve.) The world gives you money in exchange for something it perceives to be of equal or greater value: something that transforms an aspect of the culture, reworks a familiar story or introduces a new one, alters the way people think about the category and make use of it in daily life. There is no roadmap, no blueprint for this; a lot of people will give you a lot of advice, and most of it will be bad, and a lot of it will be good and sound but you’ll have to figure out how it doesn’t apply to you because you’re coming from an unexpected angle. And you’ll be doing it alone, until you develop the charisma and credibility to attract the talent you need to come with you.
Have courage. (You will need it.)
And good luck. (You’ll need that too.)”
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Wherever you stand on this debate, the long term, big picture implications of Governments legislating to revoke peoples freedom of choice in this way is frightening and opens the door for forced compliance in other areas of our lives.
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The purpose of any business is to make money. It doesn’t matter if you’re Apple Inc. or a heart centered entrepreneur or spiritual healer, you are able to serve the world in a much bigger way when you have the freedom to reach more people and thrive and help others to do the same. Many spiritual business people are so concerned about making everybody happy and being liked and accepted that they avoid doing the essential necessary things required to make any business profitable.
Too often, people waste precious time and energy on their road to success and wealth worrying about what they should or shouldn’t have done, how successful they should be, how much more money they should have, how much better they should be, etc.
This implies shame and guilt for not doing better and realizing the expectations of others or themselves.
This common habit is counter productive and is stopping you from achieving your goals and dreams.
What’s past is past and cannot be changed. No amount of wishing it were different is going to make it better. If you want to do better going forward you must stay present and focus forward to what you really want, not stay stuck in the past.
Also, these feelings are judgements, expectations and perceptions which are just a part of our conditioning and a distraction which are also going to drain you of the precious energy you need to achieve your epic dreams.
Let go of all your judgements and expectations, shame and guilt, should have’s, could have’s and would have’s, focus on what you will do and take decisive, confident action in that direction, even if you have no idea how you will achieve your goals.
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