May 13, 2019
In this episode of The Millionaire Mindcast Podcast, we have powerful guest, Ray Zinn who shares his journey on how he inspired and changed lots of lives with his leadership and character. He speaks about the truth, true happiness and tackles the stuff that is priceless and that adds value to everyone’s life.
Get ready as we drop lots of nuggets on today’s episode!
Ray Zinn is the founder and CEO of Micrel Corporation for 37 years, a business legend and contrarian, Zinn is the longest-serving CEO in Silicon Valley. He founded Micrel without venture capital, but with the relentless will and mindful discipline that defines all great entrepreneurs. This has resulted in a nearly unbroken string of profitable years for Micrel, a feat unheard of in the semiconductor trade.
Ray talks about the books he authored, “The Tough Things First” and “Zen of Zinn”. According to him, having the right character is a big part of his leadership. He used to have that environment that people changed for the better. In fact, praises played a big part in his success in business and marriage. He is a positive person who focuses on the good and not the bad. Making sure that what he does are operating on truth and not operating with information. Not be too quick to react in any situation but slows down. He takes time to think and make sure whatever decision he makes is consistent with the truth.
One other thing, he makes sure he works 10 hours a day and 5 days a week to spend time with his family and see him as a father and not just a businessman. As stated, working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day means something wrong in a way that you’re running your life, your family, and your company. It’s a matter of managing your time in a very appropriate way and not letting your work become your life.
Lastly, he shares how he distributes the wealth that he has. In line with that, it’s not about how much money you have, it is what can you do with that wealth. It’s not what you get for yourself, but it’s what can you do for others. That’s where you get your happiness. Your happiness is not your wealth, your happiness is how you used your wealth and donate your time that’s more than your money.
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