how to succeed

A dilettante? A dabbler? A chronic quitter? Not anymore.
I walked into my favorite gift shop this week, Cards 4 You, in Rancho Mirage. I am friendly with the manager, a woman my
As this particular passage from Just Kids set my mind's light bulbs aflashin', giving me cause for pause at which time thinking
Here's some advice for your next meeting: Hold thy tongue. Total freedom of speech, new research shows, has the potential to squash creativity. As it turns out, if you're in a group of both men and women, abiding to standards of political correctness can help generate far better ideas.
You see, the power is not just in starting. It is in continuing. It is in staying steady. It is in remaining focus and keeping at it even when you do not feel like it.
Bringing your best self to work means you have to invest in yourself, be mindful of how you spend your time and, most of all, have fun!
Have confidence in your abilities and who you are as a person. This is a lot easier said than done, as I still struggle with this insecurity myself. As cliché as it may sound, know your strengths and weaknesses. Exploit your strengths and improve on your weaknesses.
I'll begin where the majority of successful entrepreneurs begin--"follow your passion." It may be a shopworn phrase, but this advice is as valid today for how to succeed in business as it was a hundred years ago, and it has certainly proven true for me.
No matter your rung on the corporate ladder, many people, especially women, engage in some sort of career self-sabotage, from small insidious mistakes to fireworks that can dominate water cooler conversation for weeks.
One key to entrepreneurship is and always has been disruption. In any market, the potential for a disruptive business is tantamount to guaranteed success.
The business world is full of rules. Some succeed by following them, others by breaking them. You have to find the right balance. If you break all the rules, you may frighten people. But if make your own rules, they may not even notice.
Unshakable joy, fulfillment and passion are produced by staying focused on what you really desire in your life right now. It also comes from knowing that "right now" is in constant flux.
Anyone can learn how to focus -- but only if we decide what is important to us and what we want to commit to accomplishing. The only wrong choice is no choice.
Learning is a life-long process, and it is never a simple journey from A to B to C -- it's a zigzag journey, and often requires several false starts. Indeed, making mistakes -- and learning from them -- is crucial for our sense of growth.
Without failure, success is untested and tends to crumble in the face of extraordinary odds, trials and tribulations.
As you contemplate making a change, I invite you to find one or more people who will wholeheartedly be on your side. Then tell them what you are up to, and ask (out loud!) if they will help you through any rough spots.
Effort is really the key component of the cycle of success, because even if you are inspired, motivated, or determined, you will not succeed if you don't put in the effort. Effort is the last step of the cycle before accomplishment.
I would urge you to follow your heart. Take risks, big ones. Even if it means acting like a complete idiot.