8 Secrets of Success: Insights by Richard St. John (Part 1)

Richard St. John’s video shares 8 secrets of success in under 5 minutes, and I thought it might be helpful to expand on the secrets as well as highlight the mistakes associate with each one.

Passion

Don’t chase after the money, instead do what you love and the money will follow.

Successful people are passionate about their work, and would continue even if they were not paid a dime. In fact, many of them don’t even consider it work. People who are in for the money tend to give up as soon as they encounter hardship, and who can blame them? Passion can’t be faked. Luck or hard work may lead to a great opportunity, but it is not worth pursuing if your heart is not in it. When you do what you love you are bound to be successful, and even if you don’t earn millions – who cares? You are doing what you love!

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Is a Great Startup Idea Enough?

A great idea provides a solution to a problem. A great idea exploits an opportunity. A great idea has a profitable market. But what happens when your idea just isn’t enough?

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