Richard St. John’s 8 secrets of success

Learn in less than 4 minutes what leads to success – watch Richard St. John’s presentation:

Richard St. Jones asked a simple question – what leads to success, it took him 7 years of research and 500 interviews carried out to get the answer. Here are 8 things leading to success:

1. Passion – do it for love, not money

2. Work – work hard and enjoy it, instead of workaholic, be a workfrolic

3. Get damn good at what you are doing – practice, practice and practice

4. Focus

5. Push yourself

6. Serve – “millionaires serve other something of value”, do the same

7. Ideas – listen, observe, be curious, ask questions, solve problems, make connections

8. Persist – against everything

Richard St. John wrote a book, you can also follow his blog.

Tips for Using Your Mind for an Inspired 2013

Watch dr. Ron Bonnstetter’s webinar providing tips about how to make the year 2013 the best year for you:

Below you can find a summary of the main points made by dr. Ron Bonnstetter:

Bill Bonnstetter, co-founder of Target Training International, despite being over 70, keeps saying “My best is yet to come!“. Attitude we should all adopt in order to challenge and motivate ourselves to aim for constant progress – dr. Bonnstetter provides a few valuable hints how to achieve that in 2013.

We should increase positivity – numerous research show that positive attitude helps with stress management and increases efficiency. But positive thinking is only a beginning, before we move on to 2013, we should definitely find time to reflect on the past. It happens far too often that our past dictates our future, we tend to make the same mistakes – in order to avoid them, we first have to take our time to fully realize them and come up with solutions how not to repeat them.

With positive thinking and past reflected on, it is time to move on to setting goals for 2013, keeping in mind that however big ambitions we may have, the goals have to be realistic. Dr. Bonnstetter suggests playing with the idea of benchmarking the task, the same way as TTI and Success Insights tools enable job benchmarking. The same as people can be matched to the particular job, your talents can be matched to your goals. First you need to identify the challenge and then follow by identifying talents and skills needed for meeting this challange. Human brain doesn’t like ambiguity, the more detailed your task and plan is, the better. By doing task benchmarking you create more commitment, which in turn leads to more accountability, which makes it easier to achieve set goals.

One last thing that dr. Bonnstetter mentiones is luck. We tend to say that this year we were lucky or unlucky and that’s why particular things happened. Truth is that we should redefine luck and start understading it as being prepared when opportunity knocks on the door. In order to do that, we need to set goals and work on them both in 2013 and all the next years to come.