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The Story of Success: The Talent Myth


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Presented at a SYPE luncheon Feb 19, 2014. We've all been told a lie, success isn't a destination or a certain point in time. It's a feeling, an attitude, a belief in a better future. When you're a part of something bigger than yourself, when you're putting a dint in the universe every day is dream, every day you're living success.

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The Story of Success: The Talent Myth

  1. 1. the story of success
  2. 2. what success isn’t…
  3. 3. what is success?
  4. 4. the happiest man in the world
  5. 5. the difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. -vince lombardi
  6. 6. the secret of life is to fall seven times and to get up eight times. -paulo coelho, the alchemist
  7. 7. but jeph, i’m not talented at anything I can’t be successful!
  8. 8. the talent myth
  9. 9. Mark Cuban
  10. 10. Tiger Woods
  11. 11. Michael Phelps
  12. 12. there are no prodigies just people who work harder than others
  13. 13. every successful person was the underdog at one point
  14. 14. david wasn’t the underdog, the fight was more like this….
  15. 15. vs
  16. 16. being the underdog " is a good thing
  17. 17. start punching up a weight class
  18. 18. do you think successful people have more hours in a day than you and I?
  19. 19. it’s their habits.
  20. 20. champions don’t do extraordinary things, they do ordinary things, but they do them without thinking, too fast for the other team to react. they follow the habits they’ve learned. -tony dungy
  21. 21. what the hell is water?!?
  22. 22. at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. that’s the greatest lie. world’s -paulo coelho, the alchemist
  23. 23. do something impossible
  24. 24. timing isn’t an excuse
  25. 25. these companies were all started in economic downturns: Disney CNN MTV Hyatt Burger King FedEx Microsoft Apple Texas Instrument 20th Century Fox Gillette AT&T IBM Merck Hershey’s Eli Lilly Coors Bristol-Myers
  26. 26. failure is the road to success
  27. 27. Babe Ruth led the American League in home runs for 12 seasons…
  28. 28. …he also led the league in strikeouts for 5 of those seasons
  29. 29. the strikeout kings of baseball…
  30. 30. 1.  Reggie Jackson 2597 strikeouts
  31. 31. 2.  Sammy Sosa 2306 strikeouts
  32. 32. 5.  José Canseco 1942 strikeouts
  33. 33. so what is success?
  34. 34. money?
  35. 35. success is putting a dent in the universe
  36. 36. success is being a part of something larger than yourself
  37. 37. what’s your thing?
  38. 38. go do something impossible
  39. 39. @jephmaystruck""
  40. 40. Sources:" The One Thing by Gary Keller! Passion Capital by Paul ALofs! The Power of Habit by by Charles Duhigg! Out Think by G. Shawn Hunter! Bounce by Mathew Syed!  !!!!!!! The Pursuit of Happiness!