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...]