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My Not Enough

Do you want to be successful?  I came across Chase Jarvis’ post the other on the subject.  Unfortunately, to want to be successful is not enough.

I’ll be the first to admit that there are times I could’ve worked harder, but b/c it was too hard or any other excuses I called it quits earlier.  It’s really interesting to see some of the companies in Europe I contacted earlier this year that I thought I struck out to come around and started conversation again.  Imagine if I had not gotten discouraged and contacted even more companies, would I have even more leads in the pipeline now?

To know what you want, that’s more important.  Success is an intrinsic matter.  Now ask yourself: what’s your passion?

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Their Secret to Success

This is from one of the IBD sections.  It’s not mine; I didn’t come up w/ it.  I like it so much I decided to post it here to share.

  1. How you think is everything: Always be positive.  Think success, not failure.  Beware of a negative environment
  2. Decide upon your true dreams and goals: Write down your specific goals and develop a plan to reach them
  3. Take action: Goals are nothing without action.  Don’t be afraid to get started. Just do it
  4. Never stop learning: Go back to school or read books. Get training and acquire skills
  5. Be persistent and work hard: Success is a marathon, not a spring. Never give up
  6. Learn to analyze details: Get all the facts, all the input. Learn from your mistakes.
  7. Focus your time and money: Don’t let other people or things distract you.
  8. Don’t be afraid to innovate; be different: Following the herd is a sure way to mediocrity
  9. Deal and communicate with people effectively: No person is an island. Learn to understand and motivate others
  10. Be honest and dependable; take responsibility: Otherwise, Nos. 1-9 won’t matter

When I was typing the first point there, I all of a sudden had a flashback of the audio CD they give us at Southwestern of Mort Utley.  I found a video clip of his speech later.  It still sends chills down my spine.  Man, this is so positive.  It’s gonna be a good day!

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