The richest man of Asia and the face of Alibaba.
I hope the person I am writing about is known to all especially those dream of being an entrepreneur one day. Like me, he is an inspiration to many.
In this blog, I will mention some of his great advice that can help us to achieve our goals.
But first, let’s know about him more.
Being a Business English teacher, I can proudly say that he was also an English teacher who later on became a co-founder of Alibaba group.
He is the richest man in China and now in Asia.
As Indians have official and nicknames, the Chinese use English name and Chinese name so Jack Ma is his English name and Ma Yun his Chinese name.
As a generous human being, recently he announced that he will be entrusting help to the US government with 5 lac COVID-19 testing kids and 1 million face masks.
They have already provided supplies to other countries like Iraq, Italy, Korea, Japan and Spain.
He is not just a businessman more than that Jack Ma is a politics, a philanthropist and much more.
Born in 1964, he is someone who had a focus on whatever he perpetrates.
He started to learn English at an early age and to improve his abilities he gave tours to tourists, his dedication landed him, as a lecturer.
He applied for various jobs and got rejected. Later he started his own website and soon received emails from Chinese investors and this is how all began.
As truly inspired by him, I also got one opportunity from China, a business owner who wanted to learn English from me while I was working with TradeIndia.com. From there my journey began, without spending any money in marketing or promotion I created a Facebook page “RoMi Online Classes”.
In China, Google and other social media are restricted hence I started adding Chinese salesperson and owners in WeChat or QQ. I help them with my blogs and stories also responding immediately to their queries in free. With this initiative, many Chinese started taking classes from me.
What we can learn from Jack Ma
Focus on values
- Jack Ma feels that start-ups should focus more on values, integrity than on running for money.
- As I start-up and from a middle-class family, I do lack money. I don’t have any backing who can invest in my business but I have read what he said those are excuses, a person like me who doesn’t like to make excuses rather than fighting with the situation with patience, creativity, planning and execution. Writing blogs and stories, become a strong tool for me.
Be persistent, so that no can take your place.
Absorb and learn the skills, failure and journey of others. Develop your skills and always be updated.
Never make yourself rely on others, let’s others depend on you.
The right age of taking a risk is at the early age.
Jack Ma said in an interview that the age of taking a risk and working on your passion is till 40. Because after 40 years of age the chances of taking chances become riskier as responsibilities grow more hence you keep on satisfying the needs and flow with the same.
You should always have the dream you saw on the first day. It’ll keep you motivated and rescue you from any weak thoughts.-Jack Ma
Success doesn’t come overnight. You will taste failures first before reaching to the peak. Many people, out of pressure gets influenced and leave their passion and aim in between. It takes lots of courage and patience to achieve the desired results.
Don’t take much time in deciding
A confused and lazy nature will make you forfeit opportunities that come on our way. Every small step can become a ladder and help you reach so leave no stones unturned.
Vision to make other’s life better
Jack Ma started Alibaba and changed the life of Chinese businesses.
Small and big manufacturers, traders, suppliers got an opportunity to get global and sell its products to all corners of the world.
Blogging is a way where you learn, share your knowledge and experience earn from that and positively influence other people. This creates a long bond and connection.
As stated above, dig every opportunity and give it your best shot. Your passion, courage, hardiness, grit, spirit, fortitude and determination will decide your fate.
To be demotivated because of rejections.
It’s not easy to make your products or services sold. Many will like your idea, some will reject others will ignore.
Only fools use their mouth to speak. A smart man uses his brain and a wise man uses his heart
– Jack Ma
Many will actually not be able to discern, comprehend or understand your business. Like Jack Ma, who was rejected almost all the companies to hire him as an employee.
Our Indian megastar and Legend, Amitabh Bachchan, was rejected by radio station because of his voice, he was humiliated because of his looks even in his early days of career but have been he stopped himself we would have never discovered the ” Angry Young Man”.
Be your own
Never copy others, the time you start duplicating you are finished.
Your attitude is more important than your capabilities. Similarly, your decision is more than your capabilities.-Jack Ma
Partner with the right person
You need to be with the right person not with the best.
Try to be with the right people, not the best people.– Jack Ma
Wherever you start something don’t think like a small perspective.
“I think globalization is a great thing. And now a lot of people complain about globalization; a lot of people don’t like, you know, the globalizing of the concept, the idea of the results. I think globalization is a great idea and to create a lot of jobs.”
“Our philosophy is that we want to be an ecosystem. Our philosophy is to empower others to sell, empower others to service, making sure the other people are more powerful than us. With our technology, our innovation, our partners – 10 million small business sellers – they can compete with Microsoft and IBM.”
“As a business person, I want the world to share prosperity together.”