Category Archives for Success

Money, the game … with 7 simple steps to win it

With the possible exception of what the Treasury Department turns out, MONEY Master the Game – Tony Robbins’ new book – may be the most valuable stuff in print.  It’s absolutely jammed with advice you can take all the way to the bank. Tony boils his message down to “7 simple steps to financial freedom.”  […]

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For long-term success, give up these detrimental traits

Success isn’t always about dominating the landscape.  Sometimes, to be successful, you have to be prepared to give up some counterproductive behaviors that are holding you back – and you may not even realize you’re guilty. Old habits are hard to break. And if you don’t even realize that you are practicing some of these […]

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Mistakes teach great lessons

In the book “The World According to Mr. Rogers,” children’s television star Fred Rogers passed along the following story about the value of making mistakes. An apprentice carpenter applied for a position with a veteran master carpenter.  During the interview process he became very aware of the young worker’s pride.  He did this perfectly, and […]

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More street smart ideas to drive success

A man went to a rabbi and asked, “Rabbi, you’re a wise man, how is it that you’re wise?” The rabbi replied, “Study and hard work.” Then the man asked, “What made you study and work hard?” The rabbi replied, “A lot of experience.” Then the man asked, “And how’d you get a lot of […]

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Success is not about your lack of resources, it’s about being resourceful with what you have

Do you remember the TV show “MacGyver”?  He was the epitome of resourcefulness.  He would get trapped, usually in a building that contained a ticking time bomb, but he was able to free himself by being resourceful and using what was available to him, like duct tape or chewing gum.  I was always intrigued – […]

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Don’t let success breed complacency

Looking back on his extraordinary career of 35 years, NASCAR driving legend Richard Petty noted that during his first 20 years of racing, he had an excellent record of winning.  For example, he won the Daytona 500 seven times! However, in the late 1970s, his career went into a decline from which it never recovered.  […]

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Failure isn’t fatal

In 1860 a thirty-eight-year old man was working as a handyman for his father, a leather merchant.  He kept books, drove wagons and handled hides for about $66 a month.  Prior to this menial job the man had failed as a soldier, a farmer and a real estate agent.  Most of the people who knew […]

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Don’t let fear of success hold you back

Legend has it that one day a man was walking in the desert when he met Fear and Plague.  They said they were on the way to a city to kill 10,000 people.  The man asked Plague if he was going to do all the work. Plague smiled and said, “No, I’ll take care of […]

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Inside the coach’s playbook

John Calipari is one of the most fascinating basketball coaches you will ever meet.  He is calm and animated at the same time.  He is intense yet introspective.  He loves to – and lives to – win.  And he always, always, always lives by the credo, “Players First.”  His new book bears that title. The […]

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Go the extra mile to find success

A man walking down a narrow, twisting road spotted a guru meditating on the grass. “Excuse me, master,” he called.  “Is this the road to success?” The old man nodded silently and pointed a finger in the direction the traveler was headed. He thanked the guru and hurried on his way.  An hour later the […]

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