DALLAS, Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Elon Musk, the brilliant mind behind numerous companies—most notably Tesla—had many forces early in life shape him into the ambitious man he is today. Born in South Africa, his mother was a Canadian dietitian and model, and his father an engineer and sailor. He's the oldest of three and was always a cerebral child interested in comic books, video games and Sci Fi. As a teenager his desire to learn continued: He read the entire contents of the local library, then devoured two sets of encyclopedias.
He leveraged his thirst for knowledge and knack for technology as an adult. Just looking at his resume one discovers how his mind works differently—how he always thinks of the big picture, and considers ideas that will change the world for decades and centuries to come. He thought up online banking before anyone even considered it with PayPal; mainstreamed electric cars with Tesla; sought to make Mars colonization for the masses possible with SpaceX; and dreamed up high-speed, underground, long-distance transportation with Hyperloop.
In the pursuit of these projects and others, he has had to face work-life balance head on: He now has shared custody of his five sons with his ex-wife. He's a wild business success and visionary, but this article explores whether in Musk's case, that meant paying the price for quality personal relationships.
"One of the really tough things is figuring out what questions to ask. Once you figure out the question, then the answer is relatively easy."
—Elon Musk in the September 2017 issue of SUCCESS
Also Inside This Issue
September is the Priorities issue of SUCCESS. From articles on the importance of maintaining authenticity to the secret for maximizing your performance, this issue will give you the tools you need to put the most important things in life first. You'll also learn about the downside of perfectionism, the solution for a dream job that doesn't pay well and the benefit of having an accountability partner.
- Forget Money: Tom Bilyeu, the co-founder and host of Impact Theory, writes about how he found true worth when he stopped caring about getting rich.
- Write Here Now: Our writer challenged herself to let go of her fears and attempt to write a novel in one month. Can she be as productive as she thinks?
- Just Love: The longest-running study on human development from Harvard University has discovered that the secret to a happy life is simply loving others and being loved.
- Adulting 101: Our 28-year-old editor sets out to discover whether one can learn to be an adult. She explores her own path to adulthood along the way.
For full stories, pick up the September issue, on newsstands August 8. For more information about SUCCESS Magazine and additional personal development content, visit www.success.com.
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