Jayz has worked his way from the mean streets of New York, dealing crack to survive, to one of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time. Not bad for a guy who’s only 44 years old, right?
The following video will show many of you who don’t know very much about him a much different side to the Forbes Five member. He talks about the importance of relationship building and how you need to pursue what you believe in — what you understand in order to find true success.
Is it just me, or is this guy really down-to-earth? I really believe the fact that he’s so measured and controlled is likely one of the things that’s made him into a member of the 500-Million-Club.
Takeaways from the video that every entrepreneur should practice:
- Be a person of high integrity; someone people want to do business with.
- Look for long-term relationships instead of one-time payoffs (ie., get paid today or get paid forever.)
- Success is often about opportunities — finding them, having them drop in your lap — and the ability to capitalize on them/take action when they appear.