Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx, was featured in Forbes yesterday. If you’ve never heard of her you’re not alone. Blakely is a billionaire due to her hosiery company. And a pretty normal billionaire as far as they come. I found this video on her tips for success to be particularly useful. The tips are all fairly simple, but are obvious (or maybe not so obvious!) cornerstones for anyone trying to succeed in both life and in business:
- Differentiate yourself.
- Trust your instincts.
- Be authentic.
- Treat people kindly.
- Embrace what you don’t know.
- Don’t solicit feedback for validation.
Mr. Roche is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Discipline Funds.Discipline Funds is a low fee financial advisory firm with a focus on helping people be more disciplined with their finances.
He is also the author of Pragmatic Capitalism: What Every Investor Needs to Understand About Money and Finance, Understanding the Modern Monetary System and Understanding Modern Portfolio Construction.