Everybody is aware of the business tycoon and billionaire Elon Musk who owns the largest EV company Tesla and has co-founded many of the biggest leading companies in America, including Paypal, Space X, among others. What does it take to be a billionaire or a business tycoon like Musk? For any advice on this matter, consider someone who has been married to one.
Justine Musk, first wife of billionaire Elon Musk knows exactly about wealth and hard work that takes to reach the level of a billionaire. The lady was married to Musk from 2000 to 2008. Having lived with the business magnate for eight long years, Ms. Musk who is an author, had a ringside view of one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and businessmen.
She poured her views on this matter when someone on her social media asked her: “Will I become a billionaire if I am determined to be one and put in all the necessary work required?”
Her brief answer to this was “no”, however, the longer response is what really got the world’s attention. For all those who have a dream of becoming a successful and wealthy businessman, this might be something you need to read.
“Shift your focus away from what you want (a billion dollars) and get deeply, intensely curious about what the world wants and needs. Ask yourself what you have the potential to offer that is so unique and compelling and helpful that no computer could replace you, no one could outsource you, no one could steal your product and make it better and then club you into oblivion (not literally). Then develop that potential. Choose one thing and become a master of it. Choose a second thing and become a master of that. When you become a master of two worlds (say, engineering and business), you can bring them together in a way that will a) introduce hot ideas to each other, so they can have idea sex and make idea babies that no one has seen before and b) create a competitive advantage because you can move between worlds, speak both languages, connect the tribes, mash the elements to spark fresh creative insight until you wake up with the epiphany that changes your life.”
Not only this, Ms Musk said a lot that clearly suggests that the most successful businesspeople did not start out looking to become billionaires but did so simply as a byproduct of their maniacal focus. However, after a tremendous response to her social media post, she stated that it wasn’t specifically about Elon. It was about every business tycoon who has worked hard to achieve that level of success.
She believes that the world doesn’t throw a billion dollars at a person because the person wants it or works so hard they feel they deserve it, instead it gives you money in exchange for something it perceives to be of equal or greater value.
She suggests that you should create something that transforms an aspect of the culture, reworks a familiar story or introduces a new one, alters the way people think about the category and make use of it in daily life. She tells people to believe in themselves and have courage to make change. This is how they can change the world and their world into a billionaire.