Elon Musk was successful in 2021: he became the richest man in the world, his stock sales exploded and already brought him more than $ 5 billion. Aside from a few controversies on Twitter, the Tesla founder has had a good life this year, like most multimillionaires.
So inevitably, when questioning a man who seems to succeed everything, there is a question that we can not help asking him: what are his recommendations for someone wishing to succeed in his professional life? Insider reports that this is one of the questions that was asked to him during his participation in the podcast of Lex Fridman.
In it, Elon Musk primarily addressed his advice to young workers, but we can all learn from it. The main thing is not to “get up at 5 am” or “invest like Warren Buffet”.
According to him, the only variable that matters is knowledge and what we do with that knowledge. This translates into the following five recommendations:
- Give more to society than you take from it
- Strive to be useful to the world and to humanity
- Don’t try to be a leader just for the sake of power
- Do not stop reading, storing information to improve your general knowledge
- Be open and ready to learn from everyone you talk to
We know that he himself applied some of these tips, including reading a lot to acquire new knowledge. As a child, he devoured all the books that came to hand, whether they were biographies, fantasy novels or science books. There is no doubt that he benefited from it subsequently.
As for the first two tips, each is free to judge Musk’s contributions and their usefulness to the rest of humanity. Either way, he did well and the United States will be grateful for the $ 11 billion in taxes he will soon have to pay.