Archive for April, 2010

Book Review Tuesday: 8 Attributes of Great Achievers

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

My friend Tracey at Tremendous Life Books gave me this book to read.  In 8 Attributes of Great Achievers, Cameron Taylor uses dozens of stories to illustrate the character traits of successful people.  I found tons of one-liners in this book…I have a lot of sentences underlined.  Here are a handful:

  • In order to inspire teamwork, you must be filled with enthusiasm.
  • Many people achieve little in life simply because they never decide to achieve something.
  • Following someone who has achieved what you want to achieve is the simplest and quickest way to get where you want to be.
  • We can have as much wealth as we are willing to work to create.

This book may not be the first time you hear truths like this, but can anyone be reminded too often?

The 8 Attributes are:

  1. Responsibility
  2. Creator
  3. Independence
  4. Humility
  5. Honesty
  6. Optimism
  7. Vision
  8. Persistence

I definitely recommend 8 Attributes of Great Achievers.  Get it from Amazon or Tremendous Life Books.

Les Brown: Step Into Your Greatness

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

This recording by Les Brown truly challenges the listener to “Step Into Your Greatness”.  I enjoyed it so much that I listened to the program three times in the last week.  Les shares how he overcame the negativity associated with not performing well in school.  He shares how persistence landed him a DJ position on the radio.  Then he overcame deep despair after wallowing in his failed TV show.  Through his passionate speaking and heartfelt story-telling, Les Brown inspires and motivates us to step into our greatness.