Jack Ma is counted in most wealthy people. With an average net worth of $38 billion.
Jack Ma, the Chinese entrepreneur co-founded Alibaba, a famous e-commerce company providing ease for businesses to their methods to market and sell. It’s one of the leading e-commerce companies in Asia.
Success is hard to achieve but if you strive hard and with full passion nothing is difficult. let me emphasize it nothing is difficult if you got a burning desire.
“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it “
Today, Jack ma is amongst the richest people in the world. But do you know what makes him rich?
Money is just a medium to exchange for the value provided. And everyone has a different meaning for success. It may or may not requires money.
It’s a mindset which keeps you going.
A mindset you need to achieve if you want to live a successful life.
Here we will discuss the same mindset which a successful human being has!
So let’s dive into the topic but before that let me tell you success doesn’t come overnight. Nature examines you. It will put you at risk.
“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it”
Jack Ma is an example for youth who constantly lose hope due to failure and rejection. His life encourages those who always feel and think that they are unlucky and a loser.
Let’s start with his early life.
Ma Yun was born in Hangzhou on 10-September-1964. He was fond of learning English. For this, he became a tourist guard at Hangzhou hotel.
He spent his early years giving free tours to foreign tourists and talked in English to improve his English skills. Jack Ma’s real name is Ma Yun. One of his tourist friends gave him the nickname Jack because his real name was very difficult to write and pronounce.
Family background of Jack Ma:
Jack Ma’s parents were from the entertainment field, a musical storyteller by profession. The family has limited means of income and Ma grew up in a poor household but a happy one. He got married to Zhang Ying in 1988.
He met with Zhang Ying while studying together at Hangzhou University. Then they both worked at that university as a teacher. She was very loving, caring, and encouraging. She always supported him in all his business.
Jack Ma and Zhang Ying have 3 children. One of his sons Ma Yuankun was born in 1992 and graduated from the University of California in Berkeley.
The Journey of his Education:
Jack Ma was not good in studies. He did not take interest in his studies. Due to his carelessness, he was failed in his 4th standard 2 times and in 8th standard 3 times. He barely finishes school.
But in graduation, he was failed 5 times, and then he decided to enroll in a low-quality institute in his town from which he graduated.
From searching for jobs to owning a business:
Jack Ma tried to apply for 30 different jobs but he had to face rejection. He did not lose his heart. He went for a police job but they told him that he is not good for the job.
Then he applies for a KFC job in which 24 people applied KFC. All of the other was selected excluding him. He was also an English professor at the University of Hangzhou.
In 1994, he went to meet his friend in America. For the first time, he knew about the internet. He searched for information about beer but he was surprised to see that China was not on that list. After a further search, he found that China is nowhere on the internet.
He decided that he should have to work on it. He started work on the internet. He made a website, named Yellow page. He was talked about his work to China’s government but they did not support and help him.
Despite having this rejection, he did not lose hope. He went back to his friend and started a new company name Alibaba with his 18 friends. Now the net worth of Jack Ma is $50.6 billion. He, with his friend, designed also an “ugly” website linked to China.
He initiated his website at 9:40 AM, and after few hours, he got emails from some Chinese investors desiring to know about him. That time Jack Ma realized that he would get much from the Internet.
Some Famous Words:
“A leader should never compare his technical skills with his employee’s”.
“You never know how much you can do in your life”.
“You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die.
“Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine”.
“The very important thing you should have is Patience”.
“No one is a superhero. If you want to succeed, you have to be realistic”.
“Your attitude is more important than your capabilities. Similarly, your decision is more important than your capabilities”.
“You need the right people with you, not the best people”