Secrets of Success in 8 Words by Richard St. John [VIDEO]

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Richard St John 8 Secrets of success

Why do people succeed? Is it because they’re smart, or are they just lucky? Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute presentation on the real secrets of success. This is based on his book.

Watch this really insightful 3-minute video about what leads to success? 7 years and 250 interviews to find out what makes TEDsters tick led to the following key points. What are the secrets of success.


8 Secrets of success

  1. Passion, you do it because you really really want to do it.
  2. Work, hard work and having fun doing it.
  3. Good, being damn good about the thing you do. Practice, all the time.
  4. Focus, make up your mind and do that one thing with all you’ve got. Always single-task.
  5. Push, make yourself go. Don’t stop mentally, physically. Through doubts and shyness.
  6. Serve, give others something of value.
  7. Ideas, notice things around you, be curious, solve problems, make connections.
  8. Persist, go through failures, criticism, rejection, assholes, pressure, Just don’t give up.

The 8 Traits Successful People Have in Common: 8 to Be Great

8 traits successful people have common

This book is called “The ultimate guide to success.” It’s an inspiring and practical guide to achievement that makes success understandable. Richard St. John spent 10 years researching success and doing interviews with Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Robin Williams, Martha Stewart, Steven Spielberg, the Google founders, five Nobel Prize winners, and 500 other super successful people. From that, he discovered the 8 traits of successful people, and these “8 To Be Great” are the foundation for success in any career. Check it out on Amazon.

Richard St. John – Marketer, success analyst

An average guy who found success doing what he loved, Richard St. John spent more than a decade researching the lessons of success — and distilling them into 8 words, 3 minutes and one successful book. He spent the next ten years researching success and asking over 500 extraordinarily successful people in many fields what helped them succeed. This led to his 8 secrets of success

“It’s so great. It’s such a boost of confidence. This book really gives you a lot of self-esteem about who you are, and that you really can be somebody.” — Thomas Fischer, Habitat for Humanity

How to Succeed if 9 in 10 Businesses Fail?

Have you heard somebody say that 9 out of 10 businesses fail in a few years? How to succeed then? It is really that simple: to beat these odds you have to start 10 times. Happily for entrepreneurs this “fact” is total BS and you shouldn’t worry much about that.

The real numbers from US census show that about half of the businesses started make it to the year 5. What is even more encouraging is that 1/3 is still in business after 10 years. It is also important to note that these companies do not all crash and burn. Yes, some go bankrupt but others are shut down due to other reasons.

So, go ahead start now!


The 3 Secrets of Highly Successful Graduates

The other day i found these slides on SlideShare. A really compact and compelling story about how to understand what you want to do and how to get there. The slides are not just for the people who have just graduates. Developing yourself and growing is a life-long habit.

The 3 Secrets of Highly Successful Graduates by Reid Hoffman: Today’s graduates don’t feel ready for the new world of work. I share three things that successful professionals eventually figure out about their careers.

The presentation touches many of the tips I have written about over the last month:

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