A billionaire businessman with as many as 400 companies under his belt has opened up on how he achieved success with the help of his 40-year-old to-do list.
Branson who owns over 400 companies and till counting, has revealed the secrets of his success in a bizarre to-do list that he wrote more than 40 years ago.
The 66-year-old billionaire founder of Virgin group of companies wrote the note in 1972 when he was just 22 years old.
He has since built an empire of more than 200 firms which includes a record label, airline and health club arm — making him one of the richest people in the world.
But he has released a copy of his bizarre to-do list after ‘taking a walk down memory lane’ to reflect on his own achievements.
It features items such as ‘learn to fly’ and to ‘start buying odds and sods’ for his record studio. More unusual suggestions include ‘look after me, you, boat’ and ‘entertain everybody with me’.
He also pledges to ‘invite nice people back’ and to ‘sort me out’ – in a grammatically warped reference to himself.
Branson explained: ‘I’ve often written about my love of writing lists – and this one shows I’ve been at it since the very beginning.
‘Lists not only provide great structure for getting things done, but they also help us to set goals and achieve our dreams.
He added: ‘As you can see, the bullet points range from lofty ambitions like learning to fly and opening more Virgin Records stores, to inviting people around and buying bits and pieces for our record studio The Manor.
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