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The Power of Yes: A Simple Way to Get More Out of Life

by J.D. 19 April 2010

For much of my adult life I’ve been shackled by fear. I’ve been afraid to try new things, afraid to meet new people, afraid of doing anything that might lead to failure. This fear confined me to a narrow comfort zone. Recently, however, I made a single small change that has helped me to overcome my fear, and allowed me to get more out of life.

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Touchstones of Success: Overcome Adversity

by J.D. 17 April 2010

A man must always live with the man that he makes of himself, for all his actions keep him company. Therefore one should so live that he may be as good company for himself as possible. Every man is known to himself by the company that he keeps himself.

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Touchstones of Success: Find Out What You Can Do Best

by J.D. 10 April 2010

My young friend, try to find what you can do best, and then do it all the time.

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The Power of Commitment

by J.D. 4 April 2010

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: That the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.   All sorts of things occur to help one that […]

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Touchstones of Success: How to Succeed

by J.D. 3 April 2010

In 1920, the Vir Publishing Company printed Touchstones of Success, a book of inspiration for young men (this was 1920, remember) in which 160 “present-day men of achievement” shared their secrets. Today’s “touchstone of success” comes from E.C. Simmons, a merchant and manufacturer from St. Louis. The way to success in life is as plain […]

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Responsiveness as a Key to Success

by J.D. 29 March 2010

The truth is, you’re building your reputation — your brand — one response at a time…You can’t afford to be unresponsive. It is a career-killer. My basic rule is this: respond immediately unless there is a good reason to wait.

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by J.D. 28 March 2010

A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct.

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Touchstones of Success: Preface

by J.D. 27 March 2010

They have uncovered this hidden treasure of their lives. They have made the philosopher’s secret known, and our young readers may walk on their beaten paths up the hill, laboriously, perhaps, but confident that the best things are worth going after.

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The Secret to a Long Life

by J.D. 26 March 2010

Dan Buettner is an expert on longevity. He’s the author of The Blue Zones, a book that explores research into communities where people live for a very long time. In September 2009, Buettner spoke at the TED conference, explaining how to live to be 100.

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Welcome to Success Daily

by J.D. 25 March 2010

Success Daily is my vehicle for exploring the world of personal growth and self-improvement. I’ll share what I learn about leading a health, happy life, about life-long learning, and about building meaningful relationships with others. My goal is to help you become more successful as I do so myself.

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