Top 10 Steve Jobs Success Secrets for Insane Productivity
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“Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do. It’s true for companies, and it’s true for products."
When preparing and giving presentations:
The more your knowledge, the better you can predict, plan ahead and respond to problems. Educate yourself and leverage that knowledge towards an optimal result.
Consider the relationship between cause and effect in every decision you make, and how each choice impacts the next one.
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It puts people at the center. But it is definitely not user-driven: it does not listen to users, but makes proposals to them. Customers do not buy Apple's products because of utility or functionality.
Apple products are more meaningful to users. The products have great design - and identity.
Is recognizing that people are human: they have rational, cultural, and emotional dimensions, and they appreciate the person who creates a meaning for them to embrace. For Jobs, design was not only beauty, but creating new meanings for users.
He also offered meaning to his employees - they worked hard on visionary projects, striving to meet targets and to satisfy their leader's maniacal attention to detail, because he infused them with a sense of mission: Apple had to leave a mark in the world of computing, improve people's lives, be bold and, of course, "think different."
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He inspired team members first so that they were driven to live up to his exacting standards when the situation called for it.
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Steve Jobs's intro sentences were so great because they clearly outlined what the product did while creating intrigue.
Rather than rambling on, he used them to perfectly convey his message as compactly as possible.
Examples of one sentence summaries of the product he was presenting: "Mac Book Air: the world's thinnest notebook", and "iPod: One thousand songs in your pocket."
Whether you're networking or presenting, it's important to realize that it should never be a one-sided conversation.
Your audience is in the room for a particular reason. It's critical to understand why they're listening to you so you can tune your presentation in a manner that makes them more receptive listeners,
While everyone would want to be the next Oprah, the place is already taken.
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Outliers are extreme examples of people who are on the outer edge of success or have a radically different life, glorified by the media.
Following Outliers leads normal people to make decisions based on false hope and highly unlikely possibilities.
We need safe, nurturing environments to be our best, to blossom into what we truly are destined for, no matter how big or small, in our unique way.
We are provided with unnecessary pain and suffering by the constant comparison with people who are born radically different from us and are having different circumstances.
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A lot of people look at Jobs and think being headstrong is the way to go, but they haven’t understood the subtleties of his management skills.
Being headstrong worked for Steve. But that’s no reason it should work for someone else without also understanding the subtleties of his management skills.
It seems that Silicon Valley decided that internet connectivity matters more than human connectivity. After all, if it worked for a genius like Jobs, can it be that bad?
In spite of some success of hyper-critical leadership in the short term,
Jobs was famous for the way he would obliterate his staff, often in public, which maximized their humiliation by making it a spectacle rather than a private affair.
But shame has a devastating impact on a person’s motivation, creativity, and behavior - it has been linked to depression, alcoholism, obesity, violence.
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Which of your projects, errands and general to-do items do you still have left from the previous year that you may be able to complete in less than 2 hours? Do them now to enable you to give yourself a fresh start.
Dreaming is great, but if you want to accomplish some improvements, you need to make your dream more realistic.
Break your dream down into milestones: if you want to work from home, what steps do you need to take? Break those steps down further into actionable steps and start working towards making your dream a reality.
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Always have a rejection-processing protocol in place. Debrief with personal and professional support people who can empathize and appreciate your experiences without passing judgment, criticizing o...
In many cases, rejections are blessings in disguise. Maybe you don't want those customers that rejected your product.
Refer and direct those customers to your competitors that fit their needs. They certainly would not forget the lengths you went to. Such service is rare.
You might initially doubt yourself, question your competency and your self-worth but after you have weathered the storm, activate your growth mindset and start asking questions:
What can I do differently? What have I discovered about myself? What changes can I make? What will I do differently next time?
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