Individual success is a myth. No one succeeds all by themselves.

People who do not respect those around them will not make good team members and probably lack self-esteem themselves.

When you ask yourself, “Do I deserve to succeed?”, make sure the answer is yes.


Take Full Responsibility

There are no shortcuts to success.

You can’t assume larger responsibility without taking responsibility for the small things, too.

Being responsible sometimes means making tough, unpopular decisions.

Admit to and make yourself accountable for mistakes. How can you improve if you’re never wrong?


Develop and Demonstrate Loyalty

Loyalty is not unilateral. You have to give it to receive it.

The family business model is a successful one because it fosters loyalty and trust.

Surround yourself with people who are better than you are. Seek out quality people, acknowledge their talents, and let them do their jobs. You win with people.


Learn to Be a Great Communicator

Communication eliminates mistakes.

Listening is crucial to good communication.

We communicate all the time, even when we don’t realize it. Be aware of body language.

Make good eye contact.