Business Lessons I Learned From My Favorite Manga ‘One Piece’
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I have been reading mangas since I was a child. Everything began with Dragonball , and grew from there. For more than 10 years, I have read and watched the Japanese manga series, One Piece, from Eiichiro Oda — which is currently my favorite manga. Here are some lessons that I learned and amplified in my own business and life that can also be very helpful for other entrepreneurs:
Have lofty goals
Monkey D. Luffy, the protagonist of One Piece . He is a rubberman who has eaten a devil’s fruit and can stretch his body like rubber. He is a gentle, innocent person who fights for his family and friends. Luffy is named after the Japanese word “luffy”, which means “to be strong”. “
One Piece tells a pirate tale, and Luffy hopes to be the king among all pirates. This goal is ambitious and requires a lot of work. Luffy doesn’t know how to do this, but he is willing to work hard and learn new skills to reach his goal. His “why” is far more important than his “how”. He wants to be pirate king because he believes that he has the greatest freedom.
Set ambitious goals for yourself, too! You may be seen as polarizing and fearful by others, but you must accept that some people might think you are crazy. When I started my own business, I wanted clients around the world, not only Germany. I now have clients in the USA and Germany, South Africa, South Africa, and Belgium. This is just the beginning! I also specialize in AI-produced material. Like Luffy, who wants the title of pirate king, my goal is to be content AI king. I want to be the go-to person if you want to establish content AI tools and workflows in your company.
Learn only the best
Luffy has had a lot of training. Some of it was done with the famous Silvers Rayleigh who is also known for being the dark king. Rayleigh was a member of the crew of King Gold Roger, an old pirate who died. This crew has already sailed the globe and accomplished what Luffy is trying. Luffy was able to train for one year with the dark king through different circumstances. He took it up immediately. This training helped Luffy improve his fighting skills and made his team stronger.
In the business world, I try to work with people who know more than I do and have already achieved what they want. When I first started, I wanted to implement digital business models, so I worked with Norman Muller, and we started Genius Alliance University. We created this international community of entrepreneurs who support each other and grow together. Later on, I wanted to position myself on the content AI niche and started The AI Nerd Journal with Thomas Helfrich. Find people who have achieved the same goals as you and learn from them.
Build a world-class team of high achievers
Over time Luffy discovered valuable team members who agreed to join his crew. Roronoa Zooro is a fighter who wants to be the best swordsman in the world. Nami, who aspires to be a world navigator and a perfect world map designer, has more characters and has high-ambitious goals. They all support one another and learn from each other.
This synergy is something that always happens when high achievers from different areas come together and work together. They help each other in their blind spots. This is what we do at Genius Alliance University too — we build our community and give each other tools to grow and support one another.
High achievers are those who have a high success rate. They are able to work independently and are willing to accept any challenge that comes their way. They are also committed to the team and have high levels of motivation. High achievers go beyond just getting things done. They also set an example for others. They are not afraid to speak up and share their views with the rest of the team, which helps in creating a culture of openness and trust.
Remember: Whoever is the king of their niche has the greatest freedom and power. You can be the Amazon or Apple in your niche. Set this goal, surround yourself by high-achieving people, and build a great team. You may soon be the king in your niche.
I have been writing professionally for over 20 years and have a deep understanding of the psychological and emotional elements that affect people. I’m an experienced ghostwriter and editor, as well as an award-winning author of five novels.