Amazon and Jeff Bezos Sell Everything

 

You can buy everything you need and want from online from a store that sells… everything!

The Everything Store Book Read

I purchase from Amazon.com often or at least search items from them. The concept they have is an ideal concept especially for the internet age we are in today. If you have business acumen, learning from the founder and CEO of Amazon will be a great idea and model to build yourself after. I took away a few things in reading this book and here they are below.

Here are my book read major takeaways:

Number 1

Start early. Jeff Bezos was put in a school as a child that encouraged creativity, intelligence, and reading. Bezos who read a lot of books as a child, was amazed to learn a fellow student was reading 12 books a week. Start your kids early and if you’re just now learning this for yourself, start reading or finding ways to read and gather valuable information (like this blog or book club) to use for your business or personal growth.

Number 2

Get personal with your vision and so-called competitors. Bezos had a vision that Amazon.com would be an online store people can buy anything they need from. It started with books, but ventured out from there. He kept his vision no matter how cloudy and dark it looked. He kept the vision even-though the internet dotcom bubble burst and thousands of companies and investors fell through the cracks.

He got personal because he knew people were waiting to laugh, and waiting to tell him, “we told you it wouldn’t work!” Nevertheless, he was very calculated and planned out, and stayed the course by getting personal with his vision.

Number 3

Hire the best! Jeff Bezos focused on hiring the best people. Applicants for Amazon had to be smart, sharp, and skillful. In business, recruit the best and hire people are are extremely sharp! No slouches, no cowards, no lazy people; Bezos would ask applicants questions like, “how many mountains are in the world,” or “how many cars are there in the world?” He wasn’t looking for the right answer, he was looking for how you answered. Did you think or did you say something like, “that’s impossible to find out!”

Number 4

For businesspeople mainly, but for everyone in their family or personal lives, create a work culture. The work culture at Amazon.com was slavish nearly, but very hardcore. Your family life could not exist at Amazon.com and applicants knew that walking in the door, especially for higher leveled jobs. In your business or life, you want to create an atmosphere and culture in which people come to work with. Bezos atmosphere was, leave your smiles and bubbly behavior at home or in the car!

The Everything Store of Jeff Bezos

This is what I pulled away, you may grab more if you read the book. If you do, come back and leave a comment. Thanks for stopping by, feel free to share it with one person you love and you can learn more about other subjects and books by joining our Book Read Club.

Get a copy of the Everything Story from the Everything Store… Amazon

 

Due Daniels

 

Why So Many Over Night Successes

Over Night Successes

A lot of times we hear about these overnight successes, and they do more harm to us than good because it appears like they just thought to themselves, I’m going to do this, and go do it and BOOM they are famous and making a whole lot of money. We hear about them very often so we kind of thing it is the norm. However, the world operates like a glacier; there is a 20/80 rule to nearly everything.

FaceBook Overnight SuccessThe bulk of the people trying to make the NBA don’t even get turned away at the door; they get turned away in the car as they prepare to go to the venue to get to the door. The casualties of lost dreams in NBA basketball, entertainment industry, and even in becoming a hot-shot attorney are all over the land scape.

Does this mean it will happen to you?

No!

Each individual’s dream and vision, backed by consistent hard work, work ethic, persistence, and what I call “super blessings” (other people call luck, chance, and being at the right spot at the right time); can land them in the top twenty percent of the people vying for the same goals. You have to believe a ball player won’t just get up at age twenty-five and decide he wants to play NBA basketball and walk out there and do it. The odds are far against him, unless he is six feet ten inches and has a deadly hook shot, with an ability to rebound and block shots.

If you do see an overnight success; chances are they have worked their entire life for the opportunity and when they had their moment, the years of preparation paid off and they shined. An example would be Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets; this guy will be paid 35Million dollars over the next three years because of his dream, vision, consistent hard work, work ethic, persistence, and “super blessings.”

Why so many overnight successes
J. Lin Overnight Success? (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

In my world, the world of online business, overnight success is the dream of everyone; to make money sitting on their couch watching TV or movies, drinking fruity drinks is the image people have consistently on their minds. It happens more often than we think… especially in the new the program like Empower Network, it is documented that people have made six figure incomes for the very first time at their crack at online marketing and they have done it in less than seven months.

I see old ladies blogging to the bank and it is truly inspiring. The “super blessings” are being passed out in large amounts there, but it does not mean it happens for everyone.

Remember, your dream, vision, consistent hard work, work ethic, persistence, and “super blessings,” all play a role in your success and possible overnight success. Have a dream, see it every day, consistently work at it, and with the “super blessings” it will materialize one day for you. Possibly sooner than you can believe.

 

 

Due Daniels

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