In this video, Richard St. John of the St. John Group, outlines the 8 Secrets of Success. St. John has plenty of advice to given considering that his design group boasts clients like Nortel and Blackberry…he’s very successful. But what’s interesting about his presentation is that he talked to some famously successful people about their success and quotes them here.
This is a quick, funny presentation and one that’s very motivational. But it also seems to be from the heart. Looking at our careers, a straight path is rarely evident. St. John is advocating 8 ideals that anyone, at any level can follow to make the most out of their lives.
[Richard St. John] thinks of himself as an average guy, not talented at school, not terribly handsome or particularly lucky. So he spent more than a decade interviewing 500 people he defines as successful — from architect Frank Gehry to non-celebrities successful in their own lives.
The resulting book, Spike’s Guide to Success: Stupid, Ugly, Unlucky and RICH, has spawned a new avenue of success for St. John as a motivational speaker and talk-show star. His newest book is 8 to Be Great: The 8 Traits that Lead to Great Success.