Three rules of success for young people

  2. Life
  3. Career


From: Andrea Stettner

Tesla boss Elon Musk is one of the richest people in the world. In a podcast, he revealed some tips on how people can become really successful at work.

Elon Musk* has done some things right in his life: As head of the electric car manufacturer Tesla, he teaches the long-established automotive industry to fear. With SpaceX he revolutionized space travel by relying on reusable rocket engines. At times he is considered the richest person in the world – alternating with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. So Musk needs to know how success works. He has now revealed a few tips about it.

On an episode of the Lex Fridman Podcast about which the BusinessInsider reported, he was asked what advice he would give to high school or university students who want to make a difference in the world. And in fact, most of them don’t even sound that difficult.

1. Do something useful

“Do things that are useful for the people around you, for the world,” Musk told Fridman. “It’s hard to be useful – very hard.” But in the end, life would be worth living. An important factor in this is also Giving more to society than you take: “Try to make a net positive contribution to society,” advises the Tesla CEO.

Also read: With this sentence, Elon Musk reveals whether his employees are wasting their time.

Elon Musk, head of Tesla and SpaceX, has one or two tips for success. © Paul Hennessy/dpa

2. Read books

Another rule of success that Musk advises everyone is to acquire knowledge: “I would advise people to read a lot of books,” he said. “Try to absorb as much information as possible and you too acquire a good general knowledge, so that you have at least a rough overview of the large world of knowledge,” says the billionaire.

Also read: Secret email from Elon Musk published – here the Tesla boss reveals his leadership style.

3. Talk to people

Not only books are a decisive success factor for Musk. In order to find out more about the world and what people need, it is also advisable to constantly exchange ideas: “Talk to people from different walks of life, industries, professions and with different qualifications,” he quotes BusinessInsider. “Learn as much as you can from it.”

If you really want to be successful, you should follow Musk’s experience don’t try hard to be a leader. “Often the people you want to be leaders are the people you don’t want to be,” he told Fridman. Musk also looks for certain qualities in his own employees. You can read here which four skills his employees should have. (as) * is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

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