success, as defined by 14 mega-successful books, in 10 words or less

Sometimes less is more… I have been studying success and finance for close to 6 years. At first my focus was on success, today it’s finance. But whether I’m reading a book on time management, listening to a financial expert’s podcast, watching a seminar on copywriting or reading up on marketing strategies what I have…

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iSucceed author Adrian Shepherd’s 100 life lessons (part 2)

A few days ago I gave you my first 25 lessons of life, today I’m back with the next 25… But before I jump right in I thought I might want to share how I came up with them. Most of us go through our lives never giving them a second thought. We just accept…

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iSucceed author Adrian Shepherd’s 100 life lessons (part 1)

Are there any list-lovers out there? Whether you’re like me (who loves to not only read lists but write them as well) or not chances are you’ve seen lists on the best movies, the nicest hotels, the most expensive cars, the funnest places to visit, the hottest men and women, and so on. It seems…

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7 things colleges are afraid to tell you and what you need to know

A college degree used to be all you needed… Notice I used “used to” because the truth is that things have changed. In the 60s a college degree meant you could write your own ticket. It was a commodity of sorts and it all but guaranteed you a safe, secure job. Those without one often…

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a man, an engine, and a dash of imagination

Visionaries change the world… They have an uncanny ability to see what others can’t. They can see what can be and simply set out to make it so. Steve Jobs was one such visionary. First he revolutionized the music industry with the iPod, the MP3 player that was both hip and easy to use. Then…

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the secret to Santa’s success and how we can use them in our businesses to dominate our competitors

The guy is one smart cookie. Despite technology and toy shops filled to the brim with the latest doohickeys and doodads, each year, come X-Mas time, kids take a few weeks off from their path of destruction… My 4-year-old son is still asking questions about him and how he worked his magic this past X-Mas.…

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the simple secret to KFC’s success

Not all time is created equal… 9 days on the Internet is an eternity but that’s precisely how long I’ve been gone. Instead of my usual routine of study, think and write, I spent most of my break with my family. Trips to the local amusement park proved a big hit for my 4-year-old son.…

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your passion is your greatest strength, just ask Nick Woodman

Many books out there talk about doing what you love… That life is too short to waste doing things we hate. I agree but with one caveat. You need to be able to make a living doing what you love. People forget that you can do what you love and still end up in the…

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making the tough decisions is never easy, but they are the key to our better tomorrow

Decisions are tough… I’ve had decisions that kept me up half the night, maybe you can relate. Deciding whether we want vanilla or chocolate doesn’t pose much of a challenge but sadly, in life, we are often faced with much harder decisions. The trouble with many big decisions is that people wonder if they’re doing…

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Dickens classic a tale of two cities and how it applies to life

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… The first sentence of Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Tale of Two Cities,” is one that has stood the test of time. Even though I’ve never read it the title has always intrigued me. “A Tale of Two Cities” aptly sums up what I…

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