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The Secret Formula for Success
The Secret Formula for Success We have been looking at success from a number of different angles. Sometimes you just run across someone with a nice little formula that works for what we are interested in or want to say.
During a recent trip to Sedona I participated in a number of sessions that had to do with creating business success.
Laural Langemeier taught us about the lack of education in financial matters in our schools, colleges and universities. She made it clear that you need talent for what you want to do, but you also need to surround yourself with the right people to get good advice. For me one aspect was the relevance of talent. Laural's site at Live out Loud is a great resource and I have completed their coaching program myself.
Besides talent, we all have heard that it takes massive action to move things from where they are to where they need to go. Many people speak and write about it. One of the most elegant ways I have seen recently is a story, or I should say a fable or parable. In Life's Golden Ticket Brendon Burchard explains how one can loose the right perspective on taking action because he or she is afraid to make mistakes or receive punishment when something goes wrong.
Taking massive action is very important for me and I am hoping to invite you to do the same. I am currently trying to find people who want to take action with me, and help make AMC LLC into a better, more profitable company with the aim to serve our clients even better than we currently do, especially through an e-commerce presence.
One thing that Gina Gaudio-Graves taught me is the importance of passion. If you think about it, why would you ever start something or do something for a prolonged period of time if you are not passionate about it. Actually that reminds me of an earlier article in which I recalled a sentence Henry Gold said not too long ago reciting the definition of insanity. Remember, insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. What we really want to do is spending time on the things we are really passionate about. Then these things will not appear to be work or chores but something we really enjoy and don't mind to use our valuable time for.
The final part of a formula for success is called association. You can also call it networking. Everybody these days is talking about it and it really makes a difference. Whether you are a member at LinkedIn, Plaxo, MySpace, Xing, or other networks, it is important to be connected if you want to become successful. Kevin Nations is one of the foremost networkers in the United States and he does everything he can to get peoples contact info and then stay in touch with them.
Taken these aspects together, what are the 4 components of success?
1. Passion 2. Talent 3. Action 4. Association/Networking
When you put it in a formula, what you get is this:
P + T x AČ = SUCCESS
All you need to do is take it and go out and apply it. Take your passion and apply your talent to it. If you are passionate about it, you are probably already talented in it, or can become a great talent quickly. Then you take massive action and throw in lots of networking with everybody you can, and you can't avoid success. If you use the positive energy I always recommend, and you will feel when you do something you are passionate about, you will become an attraction for others.
Try it and let me know how it worked for you.
About the Author:
Axel Meierhoefer is an experienced performance coach, author, educator, consultant, and the founder of Axel Meierhoefer Consulting LLC (AMC LLC). His motto is" Helping others help themselves achieve success". If you would like to get his latest FREE special report go to www.meierhoefer.net/welcome.htm or send an email to [email protected]
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