Day 95: Success is a continuous journey. A post inspired by Richard St. John

Day 95- Success is a continuous journey. A post inspired by Richard St. John

What happens when you reach success? Can you let your guard down a bit, knowing that you can know reap the rewards of all that hard work or do you have to keep going? Ted speaker Richard St. John  discusses this very question in his Ted talk “Success is a continuous journey” I first featured Richard St John early on in my 365 Days of Ted challenge . On that occasion I was writing about his Ted talk, “8 Secrets of Success”    Richard’s talk back then was offering a very insightful and structured look on what it takes to become successful.  It was probably one of my favourite Ted talks that I have watched, infact I still have a printable above my desk listing all his action steps. On Richards journey to success he was bursting with ideas. He was constantly trying to do better and improve because he had his eye on the prize, success, but what happens when you reach success? For Richard reaching success was like reaching a stop sign, … [Read more...]

Day 15: What I learned from watching Richard St. John’s Ted talk “8 secrets of success”

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Today's instalment of my 365 Days of Ted features a 3 minute Ted talk by Richard St. John titled "8 Secrets of success" Don't be fooled by the very short duration talk, the content that Richard shares in those 8 minutes sums up  pretty much  what what I have read in every self-development book on success and to have it delivered in a succinct 3 minute speech is extremely helpful.      So what are the 8 traits of success people? The event which triggered this Ted talk happened about 7 years before Richard gave this talk in 2007.  Richard was on a plane to a Ted event when a high-school aged teenager sitting beside him asked him what leads to success.  How's that for small talk! Although Richard was unable to give the girl a definitive answer in the moment, this single conversation led Richard down a path of discovery as he interviewed over 500 successful people to find out the 8 most common traits that they have in … [Read more...]