The Stuff of Dreams – Virgin Galactic – Richard Branson

The Stuff of Dreams – Virgin Galactic – Richard Branson

Virgin Galactic Richard Branson

Yesterday saw the unveiling of the dream – the Virgin Galactic at the Farnborough Air Show (not far from where Susan’s mum lives so very handy).  It is what we call “the stuff of dreams” but then who would have imagined back in 1969  when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon.

Virgin Galactic Richard Branson

Here’s the video for those who were too young to see it when it happend.  We can remember being glued to the TV along with the rest of the world to watch this (and even TV was relatively new then)

This video has had 7,936,924 views as of today!

Here’s what Richard Branson says of it on his blog ….

We’ve had plenty of adventures in the air, but they all feel like a precursor to the greatest journey of them all – space. I was 19 when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon, and have always thought that was only the beginning. My whole generation grew up anticipating the day space travel would be possible, and it is now drawing near.

The pioneers of flying are among the most inspirational of people, and I hope we can in some small way arouse an interest in aviation to some future pioneers this week.  At Virgin the sky is no longer the limit!”

Richard Branson is one of the most respected and “followed” entrepreneurs in the world so not only do we admire him from the perspective of his vision of space travel but as an entrepreneur and his vision for the world of entrepreneurialism – which is truly the way to financial freedom and the solution to the financial problems throughout the world.

In fact Richard Branson was featured in Success Magazine this month and a recent interview in “Success Online” shared these tips.

“As Richard Branson turns 61 next week, his life seems as golden as his locks. He’s worth about $4.2 billion and he ranked as the 255th richest person this year, according to Forbes. Branson has put his Virgin brand on independent businesses in the airline, rail, space travel, financial, healthcare and beverage industries, to name a few. He’s a humanitarian, environmentalist and an adventurer.

Here are some of Branson’s success strategies:

Have fun. “Any proposal I like must sound fun.”

Take pride in your work. “What really matters is what you create. Does it work or not? Does it make you proud?”

Stay open to ideas. “Some of the best ideas come out of the blue, and you have to keep an open mind to see their virtue.” For instance, Virgin Atlantic’s in-flight massages and manicures began after a tip from his wife’s manicurist.

Empower and respect. “Inspire people to think like entrepreneurs, and whatever you do, treat them like adults. The hardest taskmaster of all is a person’s own conscience, so the more responsibility you give people, the better they will work for you.”

Pass the torch. “All young people… need someone who can show them a future. They need to be able to work out what they can do with their lives, how they can enjoy their lives, how they can pay for it and how they can take responsibility for their actions. I think it’s a shame that we teach children everything about the world, but we don’t teach them how to take part in the world, how to realize an idea, how to measure the consequences of their actions, how to take a knock, or how to share their success.”

We totally endorse and share his tips on business success – they are universal – work for us and will work for you too.   We especially like the Pass the torch. “All young people… need someone who can show them a future”….. but we actually say it is for anyone and not just young people.

So if you have a dream of financial freedom, lifestyle ….. whatever it is that tells you that life must change ….. you need to become an entrepreneur – there is no question about it.

Chris and Susan Beesley

 

 

 

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4 Responses to The Stuff of Dreams – Virgin Galactic – Richard Branson

  1. Viola Tam says:

    Hi Chris and Susan,

    Thank you for sharing the wisdom! I am also a believer in staying open! There are a lot of great leaders who are more than happy to share their mind with us. Itis up to us to humble ourselves in order to receive.

    Passing to torch is a meaningful path that I am on. I empower others to avoid traps that I have fallen into in my Network Marketing Journey. I have learned from so many great leaders that I am also doing my part to contribute back!

    I appreciate your sharing!

    Viola Tam

  2. beesley says:

    Thank you Adrienne – we were just children too when man landed on the moon so we could not resist adding that video just as a reminder of how fast time marches on and the progress we make in our lives.

  3. Adrienne says:

    Hi Chris and Susan,

    Richard is definitely one man people should listen to. He didn’t get to where he is right now but just sitting on the sidelines.

    I also agree with him that you need to have fun with what you’re doing or you’ll lose interest pretty fast. It’s no fun doing something you really don’t enjoy at all.

    Thank you for sharing and I especially enjoyed watching the walking on the moon video. I was just a child back then.

    ~Adrienne

  4. Richard learned to ask why not and then find a way too. He will take people into space. After all space is the next frontier. Now if only he could only create a transporter so that we didn’t have to wait at airports. Oh yes then we would have no lines to wait in

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