Richard St. John: 8 secrets of success
Richard St. John - Marketer, success analyst
A self-described average guy who found success doing what he loved, Richard St. John spent more than a decade researching the lessons of success -- and distilling them into 8 words, 3 minutes and one successful book. Full bio
I give to high school students,
on a plane, on my way to TED,
was a high school student, a teenager,
something of her life,
of a room of successful people!
what helped them succeed,
500 interviews later,
what really leads to success
"I'm driven by my passion."
they don't do it for money.
someone to do what I do."
the money comes anyway.
to me, "It's all hard work.
But I have a lot of fun."
And they work hard.
put your nose down in something
it's practice, practice, practice.
with focusing yourself on one thing."
you've got to push, push, push."
"I always had self-doubts.
I wasn't smart enough.
"It was a privilege to serve as a doctor."
something of value.
people really get rich."
in coming up with ideas --
one reason for our success."
You've got to persist through crap!
Rejection, Assholes and Pressure."
the eight things -- and trust me,
that lead to success.
for all your interviews!
About the speaker:Richard St. John - Marketer, success analyst
A self-described average guy who found success doing what he loved, Richard St. John spent more than a decade researching the lessons of success -- and distilling them into 8 words, 3 minutes and one successful book.
Why you should listen
Richard St. John was on his way to the TED conference when a girl on the plane asked him, "What really leads to success?" Even though he had achieved some success, he couldn't explain how he did it. So he spent the next ten years researching success and asking over 500 extraordinarily successful people in many fields what helped them succeed. After analyzing, sorting, and correlating millions of words of research, and building one of the most organized databases on the subject of success, he discovered "The 8 Traits Successful People Have in Common" and wrote the bestseller 8 To Be Great.
In his books and talks,he shares a wealth of wisdom from the world's most successful people -- knowledge that can help others succeed in their own way, whether it's escaping poverty, building a business, raising a family, or changing the world.
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