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Monday Tech Motivation #6: Profiling Elon Musk

Welcome to Artificially Intelligent Monday Tech Motivation! Today I’m profiling a man who needs no introduction – Elon Musk!

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This article is a little pick me up to start your week in tech with a little bit of motivation.

This segment will be profiling inspiring people working in tech from across the board and sharing why they can be a source of inspiration. In addition to this, I’ll share some of the key takeaways I believe are relevant for each of us as we navigate our own lives in tech – no matter where we are currently.

Just in case you have been living under a rock for the last few years, let me introduce Elon Musk.

Who is Elon Musk?

It is difficult to know where to start when profiling Elon Musk.

To get the ball rolling here is a list of some of the companies Elon has set up:

Through his entrepreneurial efforts and endless inventiveness, he has amassed a net worth of $19bn!

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I think I can probably stop here as that list is more than enough to inspire any budding tech entrepreneur.

However, Elon Musk isn’t just an entrepreneurial genius. He is driven by a passion to help mankind create a sustainable future.

Elon’s mother has described him as ‘He is just determined to make things better.’

Elon has himself said,

Most people, when they make a lot of money don’t want to risk it. For me it was never about money, it was about the future of humanity’

Elon Musk

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Why does he inspire me?

There are many reasons why I am inspired by Elon Musk.

The most important reason is that he teaches us to back ourselves. You will always find people who do not agree with your way of doing things.

You do not have to listen to these people.

Take their advice but know that it does not define you or your vision.

What we can take from Elon Musk’s story?

There are 4 points I want you to take away from Elon’s story:

  • Don’t be afraid to think differently about things – if he had accepted the conventional wisdom about re-usable rockets, we wouldn’t have SpaceX
  • Don’t be limited – Linked to the one above
  • Apply your own view into what you do
  • Stay true to yourself – trust your vision

Whether you are just starting out for a corporate career in tech or want to set out as an entrepreneur, you can be inspired by what Mr Musk has achieved.

Thank you, Elon Musk for your inspiration and for everything you give to us!

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