Sometimes, something is worth repeating. As I begin to engage again on the Insights blog, I'm giving much thought to how I want to look at it all. A few years ago, I was asked to speak at a club for young businessmen.
As part of my presentation, I delivered my "Ten Keys to Success". Here they are for your reading pleasure:
DO WHAT YOU LOVE –
Be thankful for the opportunity you have to do what you love.
Don't compare your life to others.
Do what you say you will do.
Be the same person everywhere you go.
THINK BEFORE SPEAKING AND LISTEN WELL –
In every situation. The lack of words can be as negatively impacting as the wrong words said at the wrong time.
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.
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!
(Copyright Mark Taft.)