What A School Teacher Can Teach You About Going From Rags To Riches
This is my serious attempt to clean out my email box from my hospital stay. My emails have a lot of great knowledge from people. I want to keep the knowledge and clean my inbox. So I came up with the idea to write a blog post on these emails. Done and done. I won’t forget to delete either.
Ah Jack Ma is one of my favorites. In a Tai Lopez email, he talks about Jack Ma, one of the greatest rags-to-riches stories in human history comes from this guy! He founded Alibaba, a company that’s now bigger than eBay and Amazon.
In Alibaba’s World: How a Remarkable Chinese Company is Changing the Face of Global Business, it explains how Jack Ma went from making $20/day in an old apartment to building a 300 million customer global empire that recently sold $9.8 billion in just one day.
1. To catch your competitors meet them in your niche strength:Jack Ma said, “eBay may be a shark in the ocean, but I am a crocodile in the Yangtze River. If we fight in the ocean, we lose — but if we fight in the river we win.”
2. Optimism vs. Realism: “Today is cruel. Tomorrow is crueler. And the day after tomorrow is beautiful.”
3. At the beginning give things away for free: “Jack Ma argued that with the market still in its infancy, it was too soon to charge customers… A ‘free for three years’ marketing push helped attract new users.”
P.S. For those who always feel rejected, read Jack Ma’s story. That dude was rejected so many times by people. You hate not fitting in, but in order to be successful, you must stand out. I was told that I was on a different wavelength. To all rejects and outcasts, stay the course! You might be the next owner of a billionaire company.
Hello! I’m Alesha! I’m a musician, actress, entrepreneur and writer and recent hospital patient (I still can’t believe that is real). Follow on Twitter. If you like what I’m writing, give me a heart and share! :) I like hearts.