The strangest, most unexpected name showed up on a Quora page in response to the question, “How can I be as great as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Richard Branson?”

It was billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s ex-wife, Justine Musk.

The Canadian author stated her opinion on the thread just like anyone else, to the surprise of millions of readers. Advice doesn’t get more legit than that. Heck, she was married to the guy for almost a decade. The legendary innovator and cofounder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX began a journey to the stars with her by his side.


Which is why she’d know a thing or two about this kind of stuff, like the difference between success and success, humans and superhumans. Elon Musk is trying to colonize Mars after transforming Earth and humanity. You don’t get to go that far without being seriously special.

She was nice enough to let the world learn from her inside experience in the company of the powerhouse billionaire. Her words resonated at large and offered fresh insights and inspiration to aspirants who wish to be extraordinary. Who said being a game-changer, rich and famous is easy?

Here are the excerpts we could all do with.

The truth is always intimidating, you guys. Let’s learn a thing or two from the lady. She sure knows what she’s talking about.

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