Secrets of Success In 8 Words (Richard John TED Talks)


Richard St John gives an incredible fun yet extremely valuable TED Talk, in 3 minutes he gives the 8 secrets to success that were derived from over 7 years of research and 500 interviews, here’s what was found:

1. Passion:

They do it for love, they don’t do it for money, but the money comes anyways. Freeman Thomas says “I’m driven by my passion.” Carol Coletta says “I would pay someone, to do what I do.”

2. Work, But Work You Enjoy:

Rupert Murdoch says It’s all hard work. Nothing comes easy, but I have fun doing what I do.”

3. Good:

Alex Gardner says “To be successful, put your nose down in something and get damn good at it”

4. Focus:

Norman Jewison says “I think it all has to do with focusing yourself to one thing.”

5. Push:

David Gallo says “Push yourself. Physically, mentally, you gotta push, push, push.” Goldie Hawn says “I always had self-doubts. I wasn’t good enough, wasn’t smart enough. I didn’t think I’d make it.”

6. Serve:

Sherwin Nuland says “It was a priviledge to serve as a doctor.”

7. Ideas:

Bill Gates says “I had an idea-founding the first micro-computer software company”

8. Persist:

Joe Kraus says “Persistence is the number one reason for our success.”

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