8 Secrets of Success

This Ted Talk is by Richard St. John. It’s based on seven years of research and 500 interviews.  Through these interviews, he summarizes the eight “secrets” successful people have in common:

  1. Passion… If you do it because you love it, the money will follow
  2. Work… Work hard because it’s fun
  3. Good… Get good at what you do thru practice, practice, practice
  4. Focus… Focus on one thing
  5. Push… Push yourself thru limits like shyness and self-doubt
  6. Serve… Serve others
  7. Ideas… Listen, observe, be curious, problem solve, and make connections
  8. Persistence… Be persistent and get over CRAP (Criticism, Rejection, Assholes, and Pressure)