Recently, I had the opportunity to speak at a Young Businessman's Club. The topic was Success. As part of my presentation, I delivered my "Ten Keys to Success":
DO WHAT YOU LOVE – Be thankful for the opportunity to do what you love. Don't compare your life to others.
INTEGRITY- Do what you say you will do. Be the same person everywhere you go.
THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK AND LISTEN WELL – In every situation. Sometimes the lack of words can be as negatively impacting as the wrong words said at the wrong time.
HONESTY- Speak the truth kindly. Don't lie and don't change the story depending on the hearer and how it will benefit you.
WORK HARD – Don't just work hard when people are watching.
ADMIT YOUR MISTAKES- Don't dwell on them. Apologize if necessary and move on.
MANAGE YOUR TIME WELL – There's much to do and limited hours in which to do it. Set your priorities.
TREAT OTHERS WELL AND INVEST IN THEM- This includes not being threatened by their success but instead helping work toward it.
THINK CREATIVELY- Don't always do things the way they have been done. Think new thoughts, try new ideas.
HAVE FUN! - Life goes by so quickly! Enjoy it!