Elon Musk’s depression-proof secret
I have to admit something…
I’m a big-time Elon Musk fan.
Love him or hate him, the guy is changing the world as we speak. It’s even more mind blowing that he’s doing it in multiple domains…space exploration, travel, AND solar energy.
Not to mention cofounding PayPal in the early 2000s.
Who knows what he’ll dream up next…
Anyway, last year I devoured his biography. It was filled with nuggets of wisdom and an inside view into a brilliant mind.
There were a TON of profound takeaways that apply not only to business, but life in general (check it out, you won’t be disappointed).
Today I want to chat about one lesson that can make you and your business indispensable in any economic environment…
And earn you as much money and freedom as you can dream of.
Solve problems instead of chasing success. Sounds simple, but it’s far from easy.
Let’s unpack this…
The free market rewards those who solve problems. Solve them better than anyone else and you win.
The most successful people focus on solving big hairy problems rather than simply chasing after shortsighted vanity success metrics.
For Musk, the success of Tesla occurred because electric cars solve the problem of limited fossil fuel. Musk uncovered an untapped business opportunity and took advantage of the desire to have more sustainable, environmentally friendly transportation.
Instead of taking shortcuts, he paid attention to what the market wanted. And delivered.
You could say the same thing about PayPal (a quicker and more convenient way to transfer money) and SpaceX (a way to make space exploration economically viable).
What’s this mean for you?
It means uncovering the big hairy problems that your current (or future) customers have, and rolling your sleeves up to figure out a solution.
Here’s the thing:
It’s not as easy as punching the clock and sleepwalking through the week like 80% of your competition does.
It takes deep, critical thinking, and a willingness to step into discomfort.
But it’s well-worth it.
The recognition will come. The success and money will come.
If you do this right, you will receive LOADS of both.
By solving a problem first, you are guaranteed financial rewards as a close second.
And you’ll never go hungry again.
Remember: we are all compensated to SOLVE problems.
Bring your specialty out into the marketplace and you’ll reap the rewards.
To Your Success,
P.S. My next goal in life is to convince my wife to let me buy a Tesla Model S.
Any ideas on how to convince her I “need” a $75K car? I’d be indebted to you forever 🙂