SUCCEED WITHOUT TALENT

My friend, Barbara, who has just been elected to lead an organization of 4000 people, introduced me to the leadership work of Jon Gordon.

Jon is a best selling author of more than 20 books. My favorite ones so far are The Energy Bus and The Power of Positive leadership.

Jon is a sought out keynote speaker who has put to the test his leadership principles in different business settings, sports teams, and non for profit organizations.

She forwarded me this email that I want to share with you.

10 WAYS TO SUCCEED WITH ZERO TALENT
You don’t need to be the smartest or most talented person to achieve success in life. Often it’s the seemingly simple things that can make a significant difference. These 10 things are things anyone can do. They don’t cost money but they do require intentionality and effort. 

1. Be On Time – Honor others by respecting their time. Earning respect starts by giving it.  
2. Show Up and Do the Work – If they praise you, show up and do the work. If they criticize you, show up and do the work. If no one even notices you, just show up and do the work. Just keep showing up, doing the work, and leading the way. 
3. Give Your Best In All That You Do – It doesn’t matter what everyone else is or isn’t doing. Focus on your contribution every day. When you give your best, you’ll inspire others to give their best too.  
4. Be Positively Contagious – Your attitude is contagious. Choose to be Vitamin C today. Look for opportunities to encourage and uplift those around you. 
5. Have an Attitude of Gratitude – Every day we have a choice. We can choose to be grateful and see the good in all that we have or we can let anger, fear, doubt, and insecurities rob us of our joy and the life we’re meant to live. The choice is yours today.  
6. Seek Solutions vs. Dwelling on Problems – How you see the world determines the world you see. When you seek solutions you see a world of possibilities and are able to overcome challenges.  
7. Have Passion – Passion fuels your purpose. The strongest may survive but it is the passionate that will thrive. Get excited today! 
8. Be Coachable – Stay humble and hungry and be a lifelong learner. The best of the best are always striving to get better and so should you. 
9. Do More Than What’s Required – Average effort generates average results. If you want more, do more. Even a little extra each day can create big results over time.  
10. Believe in Yourself – Stop listening to the self-sabotaging voices in your mind. Talk to yourself and feed the positive instead of listening to negative. You matter. You are capable. You can do great things. You are here for a reason.  
What would you add to this list?

Published by Roosevelt

Roosevelt JF is a Global Leadership Fulbright Research Scholar from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) where he taught Haitian Studies as an Adjunct Instructor (2005-2010). Roosevelt was also a senior admissions adviser at Kaplan University. Roosevelt JF is the President of The JF TEAM, INC; a full media marketing and business development consulting firm based in Fort-Lauderdale, FL. He is a sought out radio and TV business show host. He is also a guest for several mainstream medias including NPR, the Miami Herald and Newsweek. He also leads the Center for Communication of AIDS, a network of journalists committed against AIDS in Haiti and South Florida. He speaks fluently Creole, English, French and Spanish. He is the author Of "Leadership sur le vif: Des idées pour le changement et la création de richesse en Haïti".

3 thoughts on “SUCCEED WITHOUT TALENT

  1. Thank you so very much for sharing this. As I read this I realized I live by these scriptures. Not sure I have zero talent, but in circumstances where I do, these comments will see you through.

    On Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 10:58 AM ROOSEVELT JEAN-FRANCOIS wrote:

    > Roosevelt posted: ” My friend, Barbara, who has just been elected to lead > an organization of 4000 people, introduced me to the leadership work of Jon > Gordon. Jon is a best selling author of more than 20 books. My favorite > ones so far are The Energy Bus and The Power of P” >

  2. Thank you for sharing all these steps that can make people become successful without having any talent.

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