When we delve deep into the world of motivational speaking, one of our personal heroes is a man named Steve Jobs. He was a pioneer of technology and the founder of one of the biggest companies in the world, you might know it, Steve named his company Apple.
In this article I wanted to honour him by writing about some of his most inspiring and uplifting quotes of all time. Maybe it will make you want to book a motivational speaker for your next event, or perhaps it will leave you striving for greater things.
Those who have done some reading on Steve Jobs will know that his success didn’t necessarily come from his people skills, however, he was still an incredible leader. Everyone tells you that business is about networking and putting on a nice front, but Steve Jobs had the ability to think completely outside of the box and inspire those around him to achieve a common goal.
Even though at times his peers felt Steve was delusional, without his incredible vision Apple wouldn’t have created the products that quite a few of us take for granted. The life lesson? Steve Jobs continued to create new ideas which gave him the edge in business.
“DESIGN IS NOT JUST WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE AND FEELS LIKE. DESIGN IS HOW IT WORKS.”
Steve Jobs was well known for being in pursuit of perfection on a daily basis. His attitude towards creating products was very simple – impeccable products are the only products that should be in a consumer’s hands. This style of thinking can be applied to all aspects of business, simply put – don’t sell something you wouldn’t want yourself.
Steve Jobs could be considered as one of the most motivated and driven entrepreneurs of all time. Most people believe that it was his constant need for perfection that drove him to persevere through projects, but his biggest motivation was his desire to leave something behind that changed everything. He wanted to change the world and technology for the masses.
One of Steve Jobs most widely used quotes is something that almost sounds a little silly, but in the business world, we all grow accustomed to steady paychecks and that original motivation we once had disappears.
Once upon a time, Steve Jobs was exiled from his company, and could have retired a wealthy man, but he kept on inventing and eventually ended up back at Apple. He only got back into Apple due to his clever and daring business tactics. This life lesson suggests to never stop pursuing bigger and better things.
In closing, Steve Jobs was an inspirational man and he will be missed. For every day he was on this earth he somehow achieved an incredible amount of work, mainly due to his work ethic and desire to change the world. In our eyes, he was one of the greatest motivational speakers ever, and his humble lessons will echo on throughout time.