Everything I Know About Success I Learned From Napoleon Hill

August 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Personal

Everything I Know About Success I Learned From Napoleon HillNapoleon Hill’s classic book Think and Grow Rich is one of the bestsellers of all time on personal achievement and success. Now, the executive director of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, Don M. Green, has written a new book, Everything I Know About Success I Learned From Napoleon Hill, to share the successful application of Hill’s principles to his life and other well-known figures’ lives.

Here’s some of our favourite advice and principles from the new book:

“You can be whatever you make up your mind to be. Being happy, wealthy, or successful is a product of the mind and its unlimited possibilities.”

“The power that makes accomplishments possible is belief. Belief or faith gives one the power to put forth the effort necessary to reach success and to avoid failure.”

“There should be no question that fixedness of purpose is the greatest element of human success.”

“With discipline, we make our habits, then our habits make us.” Read more

12 Steps to Making Your Own Luck

August 3, 2013 by  
Filed under Business

Make Your Own LuckDo you wish to take smarter risks in your business and learn to make your own luck? If your answer is yes, check out the book Make Your Own Luck: 12 Practical Steps to Taking Smarter Risks in Business by Eileen C. Shapiro and Howard H. Stevenson, which shows you how to build your Predictive Intelligence and up the odds when taking action with incomplete information.

The authors define Predictive Intelligence as the ability to act in the face of uncertainty to bring about desired results. Everyone can improve their Predictive Intelligence by using 12 steps which they call the Gambler’s Dozen:

1. The Big Goals: What future am I trying to create?

Imagine the future you want to create and envision what your life or company will have to look like to achieve these goals.

2. Upside/Downside: Will this game be worth playing, for me?

Assess whether the game you will have to play – in terms of its upsides, downsides, rules, and rulemasters – will be worthwhile for you according to your standards and values. Read more

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