Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich is considered by most self-help gurus as the go-to resource for studying individual achievement. During the Great Depression era, Napoleon Hill managed to jump on Andrew Carnegie’s payroll and dedicate his entire life to studying the principles of success. Must be nice. While most were scratching their heads about the stock market crash, Hill was hanging with Carnegie in his castle sipping on really expensive cognac – and getting paid handsomely to do so. To be fair, Napoleon Hill had one job: to pick the brain of the richest man in the world and share his secrets with the world. That’s a ton of pressure on the young man and truth be told, he crushed it.
Unless you dream, you’re not going to achieve anything!
Sir Richard Branson (knighted in 2000), the gregarious billionaire executive and founder of the Virgin Group, is a marketing genius – bottom line. With a business empire that includes 400 companies (Virgin Airlines, Virgin Mobile, Virgin Galactic), the iconic entrepreneur – once listed on Forbes’ Billionaire List with an estimated net worth of $4.6 billion dollars – keeps on reinventing himself in the coolest way imaginable. The best part: he never compromises Virgin Group’s customer-centric focus. Branson makes his business an extension of himself and it’s working like a charm.