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The Ultimate List of "Ten Rules"

So what's the Take - Away from some of these great speakers and leaders. Check out the Ultimate List of "Ten Rules" and stay motivated.

Sadhguru's Top 10 Rules For Success (@SadhguruJV)

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev is an Indian yogi, mystic, philanthropist and author. He founded the Isha Foundation, a non-profit organisation which offers yoga programs around the world.

He also founded Project GreenHands a grassroots ecological initiative which was awarded the highest Indian environmental award.

He's Sadhguru and here are his Top 10 Rules for Success.
1. Enhance your perception and intelligence
At the age of 12, he came in contact with Malladihalli Sri Raghavendra Swamiji who taught him a set of simple yoga asanas.

  1. Take charge of your life
    He graduated from the University of Mysore with a bachelor's degree in English Literature.

  2. Be conscious of your mortality
    During his college years, he developed an interest in travel and motorcycles.

  3. Take a holiday from seriousness
    He opened several successful businesses after graduation, including a poultry farm, a brickworks and a construction business.

  4. Produce nice movies
    At the age of twenty-five, he rode up Chamundi Hill and sat on a rock, when he had a spiritual experience.

  5. Don't identify yourself with anything
    In 1983, he conducted his first yoga class with seven participants in Mysore.

  6. Fix yourself
    Over time, he began conducting yoga classes, travelling from class to class on his motorcycle.

  7. Pay attention to yourself
    He was voted among the hundred most powerful Indians for his contribution in the field of environmental protection.

  8. Do not set incentives for sickness
    In 2012, he initiated the Isha Insight program, which focuses on helping small businesses scale up their business activities.

  9. Have a sense of humor
    He has also been involved in one-on-one interactions as part of the "In Conversations With the Mystic" program.

Satya Nadella's Top 10 Rules For Success (@satyanadella)

He's an India-born American business executive. He's the current chief executive officer (CEO) of Microsoft. Before becoming CEO of Microsoft, he was Executive Vice President of Microsoft's Cloud and Enterprise group.

He's Satya Nadella and here are his Top 10 Rules for Success
1. Be a lifelong learner
He was born into a Telugu speaking family in Hyderabad, India.

  1. Find the soul of your company
    He attended the Hyderabad Public School.

  2. Have confidence
    He attained a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Manipal Institute of Technology.

  3. Fall in love with what you do
    He subsequently traveled to the U.S. to study for an M.S. degree in Computer Science.

  4. Build a great company culture
    Later he received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

  5. Be a source of energy
    He knew that computer science was what he wanted to pursue.

  6. Seek work-life harmony
    He worked with Sun Microsystems prior to joining Microsoft in 1992.

  7. Have a clear vision
    At Microsoft he has led major projects including the company's move to cloud computing.

  8. Partner broadly
    He has been credited for helping bring Microsoft's database, and Windows Server to its Azure cloud.

  9. Build your capabilities
    He's the third chief executive in the company's history.

"The BOLDER We Can Be, The BETTER!" - Indra Nooyi (@IndraNooyi) - Top 10 Rules

✎ Indra Nooyi's Top 10 Rules For Success: In this video we're going to learn how to improve our lives by analyzing our take on Nooyi's rules for success. ★★★...
1. Be bold
2. Connect with others
3. Think longterm
4. Throw a temper tantrum
5. Be a life-long student
6. Work with purpose
7. Follow your dreams
8. Be willing to make sacrifices
9. Throw yourself into your passion
10. Care

"The ONLY Way You SUCCEED is by FAILING!" - Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) - Top 10 Rules

✎ Michelle Obama's Top 10 Rules For Success: In this video, we're going to learn how to improve our lives by analyzing our take on Michelle's rules for success
1. Practice who you wanna be
2. Fail your way to success
3. Choose excellence
4. Prioritize yourself
5. Read & Write
6. Be supportive
7. Live out loud
8. Know your own value
9. Empower yourself
10. Have fun...

"You BECOME What You #BELIEVE!" - Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) - Top 10 Rules

✎ Oprah Winfrey's Top 10 Rules For Success: In this video we're going to learn how to improve our lives by analyzing our take on Oprah's rules for success. ❤...
1. Set boundaries
2. Create the life you want
3. Turn your wounds into wisdom
4. Live your life to the fullest
5. Demand respect
6. You Become What you #Believe
7. Touch lives every day
8. Own your life
9. Live a truthful life
10. Say "Thank You!"
-= BONUS =-

  • Become the best version of yourself
  • Connect with people
  • Keep a grateful journal
Steve Jobs's Top 10 Rules For Success

✎ He's considered the "Father of the Digital Revolution," a "master of innovation," and a "design perfectionist." He had a net worth of over $8 billion in 2010. He's one of my personal favorite entrepreneurs of all time. He's Steve Jobs from Apple and here are his top 10 rules for success.
1. Don't live a limited life
2. Have passion
3. Design for yourself
4. Don't sell crap
5. Build a great team
6. Don't do it for the money
7. Be proud of your products
8. Build around customers
9. Marketing is about Values
10.Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish...

"Never, EVER, GIVE UP!" - Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump) Top 10 Rules

✎ Donald Trump's Top 10 Rules For Success Volume 2: In this video we're going to learn how to improve our lives by analyzing our take on Trump's rules for success....
1. Create your own luck
2. Don't do it for the money
3. Go against the tide
4. Just keep going
5. Change your mindset
6. Protect against the downside
7. Be able to handle pressure
8. Never settle
9. Live healthy
10. Help others
-= BONUS =-

  • Go out and do it
  • Have mentors
Barack Obama's Top 10 Rules For Success

He's the 44th and current President of the United States, and the first African American to hold the office. He's a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he served as president of the Harvard Law Review.

He defeated Republican nominee John McCain in the general election, and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009.

He's Barack Obama and here are his Top 10 Rules for Success....
1. Move the ball forward
He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree.

  1. Have hope
    He worked as a civil rights attorney and taught constitutional law at University of Chicago Law School between 1992 and 2004.

  2. Don't get complacent
    He served three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004.

  3. Stay Focused
    He received national attention during his campaign to represent Illinois in the United States Senate with his victory in the March Democratic Party primary

  4. You can't do it alone
    After a close primary campaign against Hillary Clinton in 2008, he won sufficient delegates in the Democratic Party primaries to receive the presidential nomination.

  5. Commit to something bigger
    He then defeated Republican nominee John McCain in the general election, and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009.

  6. Stop making excuses
    Nine months after his inauguration, Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

  7. Don't take yourself too seriously
    He was reelected president in November 2012, defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

  8. Stick to your plan
    He normalized U.S. relations with Cuba.

  9. Follow your passion
    He spearheaded discussions that led to the 2015 Paris Agreement on global climate change.

Simon Sinek's Top 10 Rules For Success (@simonsinek)

He's an author, speaker, and consultant who writes on leadership and management. He joined the RAND Corporation in 2010 as an adjunct staff member, where he advises on matters of military innovation and planning.

He's known for popularizing the concepts of "the golden circle" and to "Start With Why".

He's Simon Sinek and here are his Top 10 Rules for Success.
1. Break the rules
He earned a BA degree in cultural anthropology from Brandeis University.

  1. Train your mind
    He attended City University in London with the intention of becoming a barrister, but left law school to go into advertising.

  2. Be patient
    He moved to New York and joined Euro/RSCG, an ad agency, where he worked on the MCI account.

  3. Take accountability
    In 2002, he started his own company, Sinek Partners.

  4. Outdo yourself
    In October 2009, he released his book “Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action”.

  5. Stack the deck
    He once taught a graduate-level class in strategic communication at Columbia University.

  6. Be the last to speak
    He has commented for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and FastCompany.

  7. Be authentic
    He was a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, BrandWeek, IncBizNet.

  8. Find your passion
    He serves on the Board of Directors for Danspace Project, an organization that fends for advancing art and dance.

  9. Start with Why
    His first TEDx Talk on "How Great Leaders Inspire Action" is the 3rd most viewed video on

Make the right decisions.
Surround yourself with greatness.
Be grateful.

Jack Ma's Top 10 Rules For Success

✎ Jack Ma is a Chinese business magnate who achieved major success and became a billionaire by founding Alibaba group, a family of successful Internet--based businesses. Jack Ma started his business with $20,000 that his wife and friend helped him raise. He is the first mainland Chinese entrepreneur to appear on the cover of Forbes. He is one of the richest people in the world with an estimated net worth of $22 billion. He's Jack Ma, and here is my take on his Top 10 Rules for Success.
1. Get used to rejection
2. Keep your dream alive
3. Focus on culture
4. Ignore the #LittleMan
5. Get inspired
6. Stay focused
7. Have a good name
8. Customers are #1
9. Don't complain, look for opportunities
10. Have passion

Facebook Documentary - Sheryl Sandberg's Top 10 Rules For Success (@sherylsandberg)

She's an American technology executive, activist, and author. She is the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. As of June 2015, Sandberg is reported to be reported to be worth over US$1 billion, due to her stock holdings in Facebook and other companies.

She's Sheryl Sandberg and here are her Top 10 Rules for Success.

  1. Have impact
    In 1987 Sandberg enrolled at Harvard College. She graduated in 1991 summa cum laude with a B.A. in economics and was awarded the John H. Williams Prize for the top graduating student in economics.

  2. Think big
    While at Harvard, she co-founded an organization called Women in Economics and Government.

  3. Go for growth
    In March 2008, Facebook announced hiring Sheryl Sandberg away from Google for the role of COO.

  4. Communicate authentically
    After joining the company, Sandberg quickly began trying to figure out how to make Facebook profitable. Before she joined, the company was "primarily interested in building a really cool site; profits, they assumed, would follow."

  5. Hire big
    In 2009 Sandberg was named to the board of The Walt Disney Company. She also serves on the boards of Women for Women International, the Center for Global Development and V-Day.

  6. Don't just talk, really listen!
    On March 11, 2013 Sandberg released her first book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. It is about business leadership and development, issues with the lack of women in government and business leadership positions, and feminism.

  7. Take responsibility
    In 2012 she was named in the Time 100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world according to Time magazine.

  8. Measure results, not face time
    In June 2012, she was elected to the board of directors by the existing board members, becoming the first woman to serve on Facebook's board.

  9. Find something you really believe in
    Before she joined Facebook as its COO, Sandberg was Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google and was involved in launching Google's philanthropic arm

  10. Careers are not ladders, but jungle gyms
    Before Google, Sandberg served as chief of staff for the United States Secretary of the Treasury.

Nelson Mandela's Top 10 Rules For Success

He was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist. He served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He is held in in deep respect within South Africa, and he's often described as the "Father of the Nation".

He's Nelson Mandela and here are his Top 10 Rules for Success.

  1. Demand Respect
    He attended Fort Hare University and the University of Witwatersrand, where he studied law.

  2. Prove them wrong
    He became involved in anti-colonial politics, joining the ANC.

  3. Use your time wisely
    Influenced by Marxism, he secretly joined the South African Communist Party.

  4. Don't worry about labels
    In 1962, he was convicted of conspiracy to overthrow the state, and sentenced to life imprisonment.

  5. Be humble
    He served 27 years in prison. An international campaign lobbied for his release.

  6. Have heroes
    He joined negotiations to abolish apartheid and establish multiracial elections in 1994.

  7. Take a stand
    He was the country's first black chief executive.

  8. Manage your emotions
    He also created the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate past human rights abuses.

  9. Be willing to die for your cause
    He was Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1998 to 1999.

  10. Speak with conviction
    He received more than 250 honours, including the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize.

Maya Angelou's Top 10 Rules For Success

She was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She's best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and and early adult experiences.

She was respected as a spokesperson for black people and women, and her works have been considered a defense of Black culture.

She's Maya Angelou and here are her Top 10 Rules for Success.

  1. Just do right!
    She became a poet and writer after a series of occupations as a young adult, including fry cook, sex worker, and nightclub dancer.

  2. Be courageous
    She was an actor, writer, director, and producer of plays, movies, and public television programs.

  3. Love
    In 1982, she earned the first lifetime Reynolds Professorship of American Studies at Wake Forest University.

  4. Laugh
    She was active in the Civil Rights movement and worked with Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.

  5. Be a blessing to somebody
    Beginning in the 1990s, she made around 80 appearances a year on the lecture circuit, something she continued into her eighties.

  6. Turn struggles into triumphs
    With the publication of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Angelou publicly discussed aspects of her personal life.

  7. You are talented
    Attempts have been made to ban her books from some U.S. libraries, but her works are widely used in schools and universities worldwide.

  8. Learn to say no
    She made a deliberate attempt to challenge the common structure of the autobiography by critiquing, changing, and expanding the genre.

  9. Always do your best
    Her books center on themes such as racism, identity, family, and travel.

  10. Keep rising
    She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees.

Be complaint free

Dalai Lama's Top 10 Rules For Success (@DalaiLama)

He's a monk of the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" school of Tibetan Buddhism, the newest of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The 14th and current Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso.

The 14th Dalai Lama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.

He's Dalai Lama and here are his Top 10 Rules for Success.

  1. Help others
    He's considered to be the successor in a line of tulkus who are believed to be incarnations of Avalokiteśvara.

  2. Don't care what others say
    The name is a combination of the Mongolic word dalai meaning "ocean" and the Tibetan word བླ་མ་ (bla-ma) meaning "guru, teacher, mentor".

  3. Pay attention to your inner values
    From 1642 until the 1950s (except for 1705 to 1750), the Dalai Lamas headed the Tibetan government (or Ganden Phodrang) in Lhasa.

  4. Be calm
    Despite his humble beginnings, the 14th Dalai Lama had become the joint most popular world leader by 2013.

  5. Have compassion
    The 14th Dalai Lama was not formally enthroned until 17 November 1950, during the Battle of Chamdo with the People's Republic of China.

  6. Be determined
    During the 1959 Tibetan uprising, the Dalai Lama fled to India, where he currently lives as a refugee.

  7. Meditate
    Despite becoming 80 years old in 2015 he maintains a busy international lectures and teaching schedule.

  8. Keep things in perspective
    The Dalai Lama's best known teaching subject is the Kalachakra tantra which, as of 2014, he had conferred a total of 33 times.

  9. Develop friendships
    On 29 May 2011, the Dalai Lama retired from the Central Tibetan Administration.

  10. Share funny stories
    The Dalai Lama is the author of numerous books on Buddhism.

Conquer yourself.
Find life's meaning.
Develop a healthy mind.

Lady Gaga's Top 10 Rules For Success (@ladygaga)

She's an American singer, songwriter, and actress. With album and single sales of 27 million and 146 million, she's one of the best-selling musicians of all time.

Her achievements include 12 Guinness World Records and six Grammy Awards.

She's Lady Gaga and here are her Top 10 Rules for Success.

  1. Be yourself
    She performed initially in theater, appearing in high school plays.

  2. Find your inspiration
    She studied at CAP21 through New York University's Tisch School of the Arts before dropping out to pursue a musical career.

  3. Have Perspective
    She worked as a songwriter for Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

  4. Keep going
    Her debut album The Fame (2008) was a critical and commercial

  5. Earn applause
    Her second full-length album Born This Way was released in 2011, topping the charts in more than 20 countries.

  6. Do things your way
    For her work in the television series American Horror Story: Hotel, Gaga won a Golden Globe Award in 2016.

  7. Shut out the noise
    She is also the first artist to win the Songwriters Hall of Fame's Contemporary Icon Award.

  8. Find balance
    In 2013, Gaga finished second on Time's readers' poll of the most influential people of the past ten years.

  9. Empower others
    She's known for her philanthropic work and social activism, including LGBT rights and her own non-profit organization, the Born This Way Foundation.

  10. Be provocative
    She has an estimated net worth of $275 million.

Be determined.
Have a role model.
Stay grounded.