Screw It, Let’s Do It

Richard Branson

It’s one of those little airport books, you know the sort, a fast and easy read for a two-hour flight.

This was one of the attractions for me when I bought it – and of course that it’s Richard Branson, so I was curious to read what he had to say. His philosophies were interesting, I could relate to them, and I enjoyed the various insights into his journey, which added to the entertainment value of it.

Screw It, Let’s Do It
is basically a book of Richard Branson’s truisms in life. He has nine philosophies that have guided him to the success he has achieved.

But first, onto the BLURB ON THE BACK:

“Throughout my life, I have always strived for success – as a businessman, in my adventures, as an author and a proud father and husband. I want to share the many truths I’ve learned along the road to success which have helped me to be the best I can. These include:

– Have faith in yourself

– Believe that anything can be done

– Live life to the full

– Never give up

Learn these and other simple truths, and I hope you will be inspired to get the most out of your life and to achieve your goals. People will always try to talk you out of ideas and say: “It can’t be done” but if you have faith in yourself you’ll find you can achieve almost anything.”

In short, Richard Branson’s 9 philosophies are:

1. JUST DO IT!
Believe it can be done. Have goals. Live life to the full. Never give up. Prepare well. Have faith in yourself and help each other.

2. HAVE FUN.
Have fun, work hard and money will come. Don’t waste time – grab your chances. Have a positive outlook on life. When it’s not fun, move on.

3. BE BOLD
Calculate the risks and take them. Belive in yourself. Chase your dreams and goals. Have no regrets. Be bold and keep your word.

4. CHALLENGE YOURSELF
Aim high, try new things, always try and challenge yourself.

5. STAND ON YOUR OWN FEET
Rely on yourself, chase your dreams but live in the real world and work together.

6. LIVE THE MOMENT
Love life and live it to the full, enjoy the moment. Reflect on your life. Make every second count and don’t have regrets.

6. VALUE FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Put family and the team first. Be loyal. Face problems head on. Money is for making things happen. Pick the right people and reward talent.

7. STAND ON YOUR OWN FEET
Rely on yourself, chase your dreams but live in the real world and work together.

8. HAVE RESPECT
Be polite and respectful. Do the right thing. Keep your good name. Be fair in all your dealings.

9. DO SOME GOOD
Change the world, even if in a small way. Make a different and help others. Do no harm. Always think what you can do to help.
 
Go on, you know you want to….
BUY IT: Screw It, Let’s Do It
 

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