If you want to be successful as Steve Jobs you have to think and act like Steve Jobs. Learn here how.
Look around you. Big chances you’re reading this on a Mac or iPhone, or a laptop you work with, or at least used iTunes once in your life. All the fault of Steve Jobs;)
Can a ‘common man’ obtain the power of a genius like Jobs? We asked it Daniel Smith, author of Think Like Steve Jobs. Below here are the steps that you have to make if you want to be successful as Apple. (Okay, maybe a little less successful)
Steve Jobs was a natural, you might even say Jobs built one of the world’s strongest brands without ever setting out to ‘brand’ his company.
Your lifestyle determines your brain power.
Jobs was always busy with his health. Sometimes he only at raw foods like carrots and apples for weeks. Jobs was a herbivore, at times nothing to achieve a particular mental state. “By starting a new diet you get the euphoric high of a new goal,” says nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert. “As a weight loss program fails, dieters go in search of new hope. They find them in a new diet. “Jobs has enough failing projects launched that needed to be picked up by the good feeling of a diet.
We would not advise you to go fasting or eating only raw foods. According to the Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience, there are other ways to feel euphoric, for example, by means of sport. The next time you’re sad, you go out to run a lot. Your body will look for the runner’s high, thus creating endorphins. And it’s a lot more fun than two days starving.
Stretch for success
Nerves are creativity killers. Defeat them with yoga.
Jobs was the chief hipster, if you’re talking about ‘doing things before it was cool. “He was long before yoga schools were popular fan of yoga and spirituality. “He wanted to detach himself from the mainstream and be sure that his reasoning was different than others,” says Smith.
The All Indian Institute of Medical Science found that the stress level of the participants in the study decreased significantly when they were doing yoga. The Journal of Psychology has discovered that nerves can stand in the way of creativity. Jobs was a kind of yoga reset button that just removed his mind from work.
Your brains work the best with focus
“Steve Jobs was good at concentrating on one thing,” says Smith. Magazine Neurpsychologica discovered that you achieve the best focus when you only concentrate on one thing. That’s why Jobs decided to offer many distractions to do the spell. At the cost of his family by the way.
The University’s College London Institute of Neuroscience recommends to reduce the number of stimuli to a minimum for proper focus. Put your phone on the side, listen to music without lyrics. Close all tabs, let open that you need open. No Facebook it’s not important enough.
You do not need many people to make your ideas a reality.
“Jobs liked to work with small teams,” says Smith. “The less votes to competing against, the sooner he could make a decision.” If he had more people on a project, the ‘not needed people’ were quickly putted aside. The journal American Psychologist agrees: modern firms with small teams be more productive.
Divide and conquer. If you’re part of a big team to accomplish a task, divide the project into smaller parts. “In small teams, streamlined communication,” says Smith. You probably work twice as fast if you do it with two, instead of six.