Only a few entrepreneurs come close to Steve Jobs’ ingenuity. In this article, we will be sharing five inspiring lessons from Steve Jobs for business owners like you.
Steve Jobs is popularly known as the founder and CEO of Apple Inc. but much more than that he has remained an inspiration for entrepreneurs and even budding entrepreneurs.
The reason for this is not far-fetched as it stems from his high level of wisdom and professionalism. He is also a visionary.
Here are five inspiring lessons from Steve Jobs for you as a business owner:
BE OPEN TO COLLABORATION:
Steve Jobs was reported to have had a partner named Wozniak, where they both co-founded Apple and gained fame.
In life, you need partners. People who are willing to go the mile with you, we hope you find that one person who is willing to go the journey of life with you and your business.
As an entrepreneur, when possible, pick collaborations over competition.
NEVER BE AFRAID OF A FRESH START:
After he was forced out of Apple in 1985, he left and took with him a few of Apple’s staff and started a new company called NeXT. He could have chosen to sulk about the situation, drag issues for a long time but instead, he chose to move on to something else. Though, his new company was acquired by Apple later.
NEVER RUN OUT OF IDEAS:
As an entrepreneur, you have to constantly be a brain box of ideas. This way even old ideas can get a rebirth, an improvement. Steve was a man of ideas always seeking for continuous improvement.
KEEP THE CHILD IN YOU ALIVE:
Curiosity is that child we should always strive to keep alive especially as entrepreneurs. Jobs took a class on calligraphy after dropping out of University and while attending the calligraphy class, he found it really fascinating enough to sustain his interest at the time even though it had no practical purpose to him.
Later on while developing Macintosh, he found the knowledge of the Calligraphy class useful.
ELIMINATE FEAR AND EMBRACE ACTION:
At 12, Jobs said he called Bill Hewlett who was the co-founder of Hewlett Packard to ask if he had any spare parts he could use to build a frequency counter.
Hewlett gladly obliged his request and even went on to hire him the next summer at the assembly line where he joined others to work.
Dear business owner, we hope that you find these lessons inspiring enough to incorporate them into your life and what you do.