Another Top Ten List for Success!

A friend of mine shared an excellent list of  top ten tips for success in life which are actually attributed to the Bull & Bear Essentials site. These tips were consolidated from a series of interviews which Barbara Walters conducted with four billionaires. Excellent synopsis. Those who have heard me speak over the past few years and/or read my blogs will recognize some familiar themes. I have highlighted those which resonate with a few key points from my recently published book, “Is This Seat Taken?”.

  1. Always be true to yourself.
  2. Rather than focus on work-life separation, focus on work-life integration.
  3. Don’t network. Focus on building real relationships and friendships where the relationship itself is its own reward, instead of trying to get something out of the relationship to benefit your business or yourself.
  4. Remember to maximize for happiness, not money or status.
  5. Think about what your definition of success really is. Is it externally driven or internally driven?
  6. Get ready for rejection.
  7. Success unshared is failure. Give back — share your wealth.
  8. Successful people do all the things unsuccessful people don’t want to do.
  9. Don’t lie, cheat or steal for one penny or one dollar — ever.
  10. Business with bad people is always bad business
  11. A bonus one:  Live your life full throttle. Take risks!