Jay Abrahams interviews John Paul DeJoria

Audio Link from where I heard it: Here

 

Summary: John Paul DeJoria reveals how he made his billions by following one overarching belief – Treat others as you would like to be treated. He demonstrated how success stems from kindness and being of service to others, irrespective of circumstance.

 

Purpose: The Idea of this post is to share my notes of this interview with you, so you can extract the same insights I did.

 


 The way I heard it:

 

  • We can all do 10x – 15x more than what we doing right now.

 

  • An entrepreneur is someone who just starts something.

 

  • Be in the Re-Order (Recurring) business, not in Sales (Once-off).

 

  • As someone starting out, be prepared for rejection – so it doesn’t shock you.
  • Be honourable, so even if they don’t buy from you, they will know you are genuine.

 

  • Do onto others, as you would have others do onto you.

 

  • Success is about your ability to be of service to others.

 

  • Your highest high will come from helping others while expecting nothing in return.

 

  • Make sure you spending your time, on things that you want to do.

 

  • Don’t get upset when you lose something, just come back and do something different.

 

  • Surround yourself with others that have the same energy for your goals.

 

  • Perform your work as though your boss is watching you.

 

  • The thing that separates me from others is my ability to Listen Tentatively

 

  • Everyone has a purpose, even if that is to demonstrate what not to do.

 

  • Pay attention to the vital few, and ignore the trivial many.

 

  • If you can’t manage yourself and your time, you are not a manager.

 

  • Pay yourself first.

 

  • Be present, it will help clear your mind.

 

  • Best Lesson taught: Is to give people the opportunity to do more. When people feel respected and valued, they do more because they want to and enjoy it.

 

  • Useful Business Advice: Success unshared is failure, you don’t need money to share.

 

  • Advice to Startups: Have 6 months living expense saved.
  • Don’t invest it all, keep a portion as a liquid Nest Egg.

 

  • Be an empathetic leader.

 

  • Listen and do things for the empowerment of the team or client.

 

  • Don’t let others put you down, what do they know?

 

Parting Message: In the end, everything will be ok, if it’s not – it is not the end.

 


 

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