Before we begin you can view my short video here on some of the super basic similarities I noticed in people that had built businesses worth BILLIONS.

I highlighted the journey of combined billionaire business owners and reflected on some of the things in the very beginning that truly made them amass great success and wealth.

1. A CLEAR INTENTION

Each individual knew exactly what they wanted, they had a clear desire of exactly what they wanted to create. For example Louis Vuitton wanted to create unique trunks for travelling aristocrats, Forever 21 owners actually had a clear goal to start a successful coffee business (not clothing I know…but read on!) Toni Ko, founder of NYX cosmetics wanted to create affordable high quality makeup.

2. ACTION

They then took action BASED on their desire for these things. The most interesting example is the Forever 21 founders, decided to get up and leave South Korea with with little to no money to be successes in the coffee industry in America!! If it wasn’t for that, they probably wouldn’t have discovered the opportunity to enter the garment industry.

3. FAILURE – THE ABILITY TO OVERCOME IT

Louis Vuitton had a successful first store, great staff and good momentum. Then the war hit, when he returned from refuge, his WHOLE store was ruined and his staff had all dispersed. This man, who had already encountered success in France, now had to rebuild. Instead of focusing on what went wrong, he focused on pushing through and built a bigger and better store than before.

4. PERSISTENCE

It’s so hard to give up when you hear no after no, but it’s these business owners ability to push through that gives them the upper hand. AirBnb owners went to investor after investor, they were even told their idea probably wouldn’t take off by a friend and advised to have a ‘plan b’. That plan B was persistence, and as a result they didn’t give up. Now, that business is worth more than $20 billion.

5. (BONUS) TAKE THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARISE

Don’t be afraid to re-route if one direction or idea doesn’t seem to be working, if the Forever 21 founders were stuck in their ways wanting to be in the coffee industry who knows whether they would have a business worth $4.5 billion today!

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