15 Career Lessons From Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, Sara Blakely and Other Successful Founders

The lessons these founders can teach you - and how to apply them to your own career.
15 Career Lessons From Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, Sara Blakely and Other Successful Founders
Image credit: VCG | Getty Images

Grow Your Business, Not Your Inbox

Stay informed and join our daily newsletter now!
Digital Content Director
1 min read

It’s easy for it to seem like everything Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett and Sara Blakely touches turns to gold. And it’s true that each has been incredibly successful in their respective industries. But every one of those founders had to start somewhere, and success is never guaranteed — even for billionaires. 

Related: 61 Books Elon Musk Thinks You Should Read

The internet is full of career advice from successful people, but overseeing a multi-billion-dollar empire is different than managing a small business. So, Resume.io took career advice from someof the world’s most successful founders and distilled it down to the following pro tips that can apply  to your own career, whether you’re just starting out or already up and running.

Related: Do You Get More Sleep Than Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Winston Churchill?

More from Entrepreneur
Our Franchise Advisors will guide you through the entire franchising process, for FREE!
  1. Book a one-on-one session with a Franchise Advisor
  2. Take a survey about your needs & goals
  3. Find your ideal franchise
  4. Learn about that franchise
  5. Meet the franchisor
  6. Receive the best business resources
Discover the franchise that’s right for you by answering some quick questions about
  • Which industry you’re interested in
  • Why you want to buy a franchise
  • What your financial needs are
  • Where you’re located
  • And more
Make sure you’re covered for physical injuries or property damage that occur at work by
  • Providing us with basic information about your business
  • Verifying details about your business with one of our specialists
  • Speaking with an agent who is specifically suited to insure your business

Latest on Entrepreneur