Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson: The key to success and starting a business during Covid

As probably the most profitable and influential entertainers on this planet, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is usually requested what his secrets and techniques to success are.

"That's hard to answer," Johnson tells CNBC Make It. "But I remember saying at the time to the interviewer that I believe in being hungry, being humble and being the hardest worker in the room."'

Those tenets have served him fairly nicely through the years. For the second yr in a row, Johnson was the highest-paid actor, in accordance to Forbes. In 2019, he earned $89.4 million, and $87.5 million in 2020.

But Johnson says he's realized an excellent larger key to success during Covid-19 whereas working from house and launching two corporations. In March, when the pandemic first started, Johnson launched his tequila model Teremano, which has bought greater than 300,000 9-liter circumstances prior to now 9 months. And on Monday, he introduced the launch of his new power drink firm, ZOA Energy.

ZOA Energy co-founders John Shulman (left) and Dwayne Johnson (proper)ZOA Energy

"What 2020 made me realize was that it's even more important to be the smartest person in the room [at what you do]," he says.

What Johnson says he means by that’s ensuring you encompass your self with individuals who "are much smarter than you at the things that they do."

"We all have these goals. We all have these ambitions but there is no success alone," Johnson says.

Johnson partnered together with his ex-wife Dany Garcia (who additionally the co-founder of Johnsons' Seven Bucks Productions), his power coach Dave Rienzi and Juggernaut Capital founder John Shulman to assist him launch ZOA.

For years, Johnson wished to get into the power drink house however wished to anticipate the proper time.

"The quicker we can realize the importance of surrounding yourself with people who are experts at what they do in their field," the quicker your imaginative and prescient and targets can come true, Johnson says.

Johnson contracted Covid-19 in September, alongside together with his spouse and two of his youngest daughters. He says that whereas the expertise was "scary" and "felt like getting punched in the gut," he discovered a lot of silver linings.

"I can tell you launching a brand like ZOA or Teremano, especially during the pandemic, was very challenging," Johnson says. But he says regardless of the challenges, he realized a lot about business.

"We learned that there was still a pathway to connect with the consumer, through social media," he says.

"Frankly, in a way that didn't feel polished or produced. It just felt more authentic and directly connected with them."

Johnson says he has realized that a very powerful facet to constructing a model or firm is to all the time give attention to taking good care of his shoppers.

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