Success List

The following is a list of words and phrases that I have assembled over the past few years. I use it to remind myself what is most important in terms of success.

They are in no particular order; simply a random, continuous brainstorm.

What have I missed? Post your thoughts in the comments.

  • Courage
  • Execution
  • Passion
  • Efficiency
  • Perseverance
  • Persistence
  • Hard work
  • Ask for help
  • Surround yourself with smart people
  • Lead
  • Be nice
  • Be different
  • Contrast
  • Profit
  • Authenticity
  • Sincerity
  • Recognize
  • Do what you do well
  • Deligate what you don’t
  • Unprecedented access to industry leaders… reach out to them
  • Start early
  • Stay fit
  • Confidence
  • Set big hairy audacious goals (BHAGs)
  • Reduce the process to the absolute minimum steps
  • Business culture matters
  • Build a superstar team
  • Consistency
  • Dream big

3 Responses to “Success List”

  1. 1 rc June 12, 2011 at 10:37 PM

    ” Fire any lousy clients ASAP”
    ” No shame to ask for payment”
    “No shame to turn down client”
    ” Get a very good CPA”

  2. 3 Jes Stafford November 30, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    What they ^ said and…pay attention to details. What is a small thing to you can make a world of difference to your client.

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