Grind it out to eliminate excuses

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Starting at about 5:50 in this video through about 6:55, Guy Kawasaki takes away any excuses that might keep you from reaching success.

When a guy with the success level of Guy Kawasaki lays it on the line very simply.

The rest of the video is worth a listen, but if you have only one minute to spare – use it to watch that minute from Guy.

25 characteristics of successful entrepreneurs

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Today’s guest post comes from Entrepreneur.com, specifically from author and Entrepreneur writer James Stephenson.

You’ve heard many of these things from me, but it never hurts to hear them from someone else.

Start here and dig in!

First Nicholson, now Vogel: You can’t handle the truth?

Today’s guest post comes from St. Louis photographer Jeane Vogel, who shares her observations about the reactions of “ambitious” visitors to an art fair, and the “la-la-la-la, I can’t hear you” reactions she got from far too many of them when sharing some of the most valuable info she could share with a young artist. 

Whether you’re an artist or not, this generally applies to you, so get your spoonful right here.

8 Secrets to Success

Today’s guest post comes from Richard St. John‘s 3 minute session at the 2005 TED.

Seven years and 500 interviews compressed into 8 keys to success, summarized in 3 minutes – all because a teenager on an airplane asked him “What leads to success?”

At the time, he felt his answer wasn’t good enough. Today, St. John is the author of Spike’s Guide to Success: Stupid, Ugly, Unlucky and RICH.

Enjoy.