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Why do people succeed? Because they're smart? Or lucky? How about: Neither. Richard St. John compacts more than a decade of research into an unmissable 3-minute slideshow on the real secrets of success. (Hint: Passion, persistence, and pushy mothers help.) Inspired by a chance encounter with a high school student who asked him how to become a success, St. John interviewed more than 500 successful people, then distilled what they told him into eight simple principles.
I always enjoy Ted stuff, thanks.
I'll watch it later, but frankly all the successful (financially anyway) people I've met recently all have one thing in common. They knew someone who let them in the door, despite any incompetence. So it goes.
all the successful people I know were born with two faces.
I've found that working hard and being a good person has led me to a very small degree of success, and that feels good.
Look up the TED podcast with Steven Sagmeister, it's pretty funny.
I agree, it is a lot about who you know. I am on the job hunt and I was speaking to an old colleague and he said "I am good friends with the owner of agency X, I think they are looking, let me give him a call". So I finally got to speak to the CD and he asked how I knew X and X, he looked at my book and said "cool, call so and so who is doing the selection process, I will speak with him and tell him that you are family and have a real conversation with you"
WTF! I guess a strong book isn't enough these days.
Hitchhiker: You heard of this thing, the 8-Minute Abs?
Ted: Yeah, sure, 8-Minute Abs. Yeah, the excercise video.
Hitchhiker: Yeah, this is going to blow that right out of the water. Listen to this: 7... Minute... Abs.
Richard St. John rips Napoleon Hill for his 8 secrets... read the original:
On a related note, I've also noticed the more dedicated, educated, honest, and reliable you are, the more you get fucked and loaded with all the bullshit those around you. They know you're the type who won't let the ship go down, and therefore dump it on you.
Fear of Xenu makes people successful.
hahah way to contradict yourself:
"Why do people succeed? Because they're smart? Or lucky? How about: Neither."
"Inspired by a chance encounter with a high school student who asked him how to become a success"
success is when preparation meets opportunity.
Some of you folks around here are truly exceptional and I'm honored to waste company time with you.
All of the successful people I know worked their asses off.
Starting off with an anecdote about a girl "from a really poor family" that you met on a plane is kinda funny. "She was so poor she was forced to fly coach."
The more you make the less you do, unless of course you are running your own company. Then the potential for working your ass off is greater.
Some people are really successful yet miserably unhappy. Being "successful" isn't everything.
when was the last time you heard... I'm rich, I spend all day on this website talking nonsense with other designers*... =\
*Unless of course you own it
May I please refer to Worthington's Law.
More Money = Better Than.