Everything I Know About Success I Learned From Napoleon Hill

August 12, 2013 by  
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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

Questions For You To Find Your Element

July 13, 2013 by  
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How do you find your Element, where your natural aptitude meets personal passion? In the new book, Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life, Sir Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica shares practical advice and resources to help people find their own Element.

Here’s some questions from the book to help you to start your journey and reflection in finding your Element:

Finding Your Element

  • What have been the most important influences and turning points in your life?
  • Which aspects of your life engage you most?
  • Which ones engage you least?
  • Do you know what your Element is?
  • Do you know what direction you want to move in?
  • What would you like to do that you haven’t tried yet?
  • Why haven’t you? Read more

Why You Should Not Follow Your Passion

April 18, 2013 by  
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Most success experts would tell you to follow your passion and you would be happy and successful in your work. However this could be bad advice, as argued by Cal Newport in his book, So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love.

Don’t Follow Your Passion

Cal explains that the common advice to first figure out what you are passionate about and then find a job that matches this passion, is flawed and could do more harm than good. He shares that career passions are rare and that passion takes time to develop and is a side effect of mastery. Read more

How To Achieve Mastery In Your Life

April 16, 2013 by  
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MasteryMastery is the feeling that we have a greater command of reality, other people, and ourselves. It is a form of power and intelligence that represents the high point of human potential.

If you wish to achieve mastery in your life, Robert Greene shares the following keys to mastery in his new book, Mastery.

Discover Your Calling: The Life’s Task

The first move towards mastery is always looking at who you really are inside and knowing it with clarity. You can search the past for signs of your inner voice or a core to your character. Enlarge your concept of work and see it as something more inspiring. You will eventually hit upon a particular field, niche, opportunity, or career that suits you. Read more

One Simple Step At A Time For Success

April 12, 2013 by  
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Most people wish to have success as fast as possible, but usually end up not being successful in the end. We tend to forget that success is achieved through small steps over time.

Darren Hardy, the publisher of SUCCESS magazine, shares in his book, The Compound Effect, that it is the little everyday decisions which will lead you to success.

His book covers useful advice and tips, such as:

1) Track every action that relates to an area of your life you wish to improve. Step by step, day by day, your choices will shape your actions until they become habits, where practice makes them permanent. Read more

The Wisdom and Teachings of Stephen R. Covey (Part 2)

February 1, 2013 by  
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Stephen R. Covey, the well-known author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, passed away in July last year. He left behind a legacy of insights and teachings that continue to inspire individuals, organisations and businesses on their personal and professional effectiveness, leadership, relationships and success.

His most inspiring teachings and sayings are compiled in the new book, The Wisdom and Teachings of Stephen R. Covey. Here are some of our favourite quotes from the book:

Integrity

You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage – pleasantly, smilingly, unapologetically – to say “no” to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger “yes” burning inside.

Leadership

In the Industrial Age, leadership was a position. In the Knowledge Age, leadership is a choice.

Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in themselves.

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The Wisdom and Teachings of Stephen R. Covey (Part 1)

January 24, 2013 by  
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Stephen R. Covey, the well-known author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, passed away in July last year. He left behind a legacy of insights and teachings that continue to inspire individuals, organisations and businesses on their personal and professional effectiveness, leadership, relationships and success.

His most inspiring teachings and sayings are compiled in the new book, The Wisdom and Teachings of Stephen R. Covey. Here are some of our favourite quotes from the book:

Accountability

Nothing destroys trust faster than making and breaking a promise. Conversely, nothing builds trust more than keeping a promise.

Without involvement, there is no commitment. Mark it down, asterisk it, circle it, underline it. No involvement, no commitment.

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Success Secrets from The Greatest Salesman in the World

December 27, 2012 by  
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The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og MandinoOg Mandino is the bestselling author of The Greatest Salesman in the World, which tells the story of Hafid, a camel boy who became a successful salesman by applying the secrets in the ancient scrolls.

Here’s some success secrets from the book:

  • Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough
  • I will form good habits and become their slave
  • I will greet this day with love in my heart
  • I will persist until I succeed
  • I am nature’s greatest miracle
  • I will live this day as if it is my last
  • Today I will be master of my emotions
  • I will laugh at the world
  • Today I will multiply my value a hundredfold
  • I will act now

Also check out Og Mandino’s other books:

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The Ten Vows of Success

December 26, 2012 by  
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The Greatest Salesman in the WorldIn The Greatest Salesman in the World, Part 2: The End of the Story, Og Mandino continues the story of Hafid’s rise from a camel boy to be The Greatest Salesman in the World.

In this new story, Hafid emerges from his retirement to share his thoughts on success with all those who seek a better life. Here are The Ten Vows of Success:

  1. Never again will I pity or belittle myself
  2. Never again will I greet the dawn without a map
  3. Always will I bathe my days in the golden glow of enthusiasm
  4. Never again will I be disagreeable to a living soul Read more

Mastering the Seven Decisions That Determine Personal Success

December 24, 2012 by  
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Mastering the Seven Decisions That Determine Personal SuccesThe book, Mastering the Seven Decisions That Determine Personal Success, by Andy Andrews explains more about The Seven Decisions, which was first described in his earlier bestseller, The Traveler’s Gift.

Andy has studied the biographies of successful people and spent time with them, and summarized what he has learned into seven principles that would bring about lasting success in your life.

The secret to lifelong success is the consistent application of these seven principles. The Seven Decisions include:

1. The Responsible Decision – The Buck Stops Here

You will accept responsibility for your past, which would free you to move into a brighter future. You will not blame your parents, spouse, boss, or employees for your present situation or your lack of success.

You are responsible for your success. Your thinking governs your decisions, which affects where you are today – mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally, and financially. You can begin the process of changing by changing the way you think. Read more

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