It’s probably pretty hard to find comparisons between your life and Hugh Hefner’s. However there are many success lessons that he has left behind that can benefit your life.

The most iconic lesson that has been laid out like an exact blueprint by Hugh is the human desire for experiencing the best of what life has to offer, even if it’s out of our reach.

We as humans all desire more than we currently have. Some people want more money, others want more height. Whatever your wish is, it’s likely that you want more than you have right now.

This is a natural way to live and very few people fall outside of this rule.

 

Sex Sells

The reason the saying “sex sells” has become so popular is because it takes advantage of that human desire to have more. This is something Hugh knew and used to his financial advantage.

Displaying some of the most beautiful women in the world as never seen before was good enough for most men. In reality the majority of Playboy readers will never date or sleep with the women in the magazine. However by looking through the magazine, reading the content and looking at the images, it acts as vicarious living.

If you can’t achieve what you want, and your life isn’t where you want it to be, then what’s the next best thing?

Being around or associated with that life!

This is why the likes of Dan Bilzerian and Kylie Jenner are able to build such large followings from not really having actual skills or talents.

 

How You Can Use This In Your Own Life

Every business provides a service or solves a problem that makes life better/easier in some kind of way.

Hefner brought women that most men will never see naked or close to, to their own bedrooms. He made men feel good, he showed them something that they couldn’t see on their own and he improved their lives, even if it was for pleasure purposes.

This effect has been amplified in the modern era. We all want as much as we can get and the internet/social media has shown us that we can get it.

We live in a feel good era and people are addicted to expensive shiny things with large price-tags.

 

Is It Right Or Wrong?

This question is usually raised by those who are broke. It’s usually followed by discussions about how people aren’t as smart as they used to be.

But this isn’t a bad thing. If the entire world is obsessed with the good life and the culture of Instagram, then why not use it to your advantage?

If you understand how the entire process works, then why not make some real money from it and manipulate the system?

If you’re trying to become successful in this era, never underestimate how materialistic people are. Thousands of brands have made millions simply from framing themselves are a luxury brand. Very few people spend $10k on a watch because it tells the time better, yet telling the time is the main purpose of the watch.

Vanity and vicarious living should not be overlooked. It’s a sure way to get noticed and bring something into people’s lives that they can’t achieve themselves.

 

Playboy

Hugh spotted an opportunity and gave the average man a chance to enjoy some of the most beautiful women in the world.

Of course everyone buying the magazine knew that the women weren’t really there, they knew that it was nothing more than a picture printed on paper. However this didn’t stop them buying it, because even looking at this life from the outside was better than their reality, and they preferred to live there hence why they kept buying. Hugh and Playboy offered an escape, a dream, optimism.

As we said in the beginning, if you can’t achieve what you want, then you’ll look for the next best thing. These men couldn’t attract these women in real life and Hugh knew this. He photographed these women, put the images in a magazine and sold it to anyone who wanted to feel one step closer to the life they aspired to have.

RIP Hugh Hefner – Successful entrepreneur (Something he never gets credit for)

It's probably pretty hard to find comparisons between your life and Hugh Hefner's. However there are many success lessons that he has left behind that can benefit your life.

The most iconic lesson that has been laid out like an exact blueprint by Hugh is the human desire for experiencing the best of what life has to offer, even if it's out of our reach.

We as humans all desire more than we currently have. Some people want more money, others want more height. Whatever your wish is, it's likely that you want more than you have right now.

This is a natural way to live and very few people fall outside of this rule.

 

Sex Sells

The reason the saying "sex sells" has become so popular is because it takes advantage of that human desire to have more. This is something Hugh knew and used to his financial advantage.

Displaying some of the most beautiful women in the world as never seen before was good enough for most men. In reality the majority of Playboy readers will never date or sleep with the women in the magazine. However by looking through the magazine, reading the content and looking at the images, it acts as vicarious living.

If you can't achieve what you want, and your life isn't where you want it to be, then what's the next best thing?

Being around or associated with that life!

This is why the likes of Dan Bilzerian and Kylie Jenner are able to build such large followings from not really having actual skills or talents.

 

How You Can Use This In Your Own Life

Every business provides a service or solves a problem that makes life better/easier in some kind of way.

Hefner brought women that most men will never see naked or close to, to their own bedrooms. He made men feel good, he showed them something that they couldn't see on their own and he improved their lives, even if it was for pleasure purposes.

This effect has been amplified in the modern era. We all want as much as we can get and the internet/social media has shown us that we can get it.

We live in a feel good era and people are addicted to expensive shiny things with large price-tags.

 

Is It Right Or Wrong?

This question is usually raised by those who are broke. It's usually followed by discussions about how people aren't as smart as they used to be.

But this isn't a bad thing. If the entire world is obsessed with the good life and the culture of Instagram, then why not use it to your advantage?

If you understand how the entire process works, then why not make some real money from it and manipulate the system?

If you're trying to become successful in this era, never underestimate how materialistic people are. Thousands of brands have made millions simply from framing themselves are a luxury brand. Very few people spend $10k on a watch because it tells the time better, yet telling the time is the main purpose of the watch.

Vanity and vicarious living should not be overlooked. It's a sure way to get noticed and bring something into people's lives that they can't achieve themselves.

 

Playboy

Hugh spotted an opportunity and gave the average man a chance to enjoy some of the most beautiful women in the world.

Of course everyone buying the magazine knew that the women weren't really there, they knew that it was nothing more than a picture printed on paper. However this didn't stop them buying it, because even looking at this life from the outside was better than their reality, and they preferred to live there hence why they kept buying. Hugh and Playboy offered an escape, a dream, optimism.

As we said in the beginning, if you can't achieve what you want, then you'll look for the next best thing. These men couldn't attract these women in real life and Hugh knew this. He photographed these women, put the images in a magazine and sold it to anyone who wanted to feel one step closer to the life they aspired to have.

RIP Hugh Hefner - Successful entrepreneur (Something he never gets credit for)