Do You Have a Successful Career? Richard St.John TED Presenter & author Shares What Harry Rosen & Rick Mercer Have in Common

Pause and take a sip of your coffee. Are you successful? OK, feel free to take another sip as you ponder that light question. In my coaching practice, one of the key challenges clients face is finding their very own answer to this question. This week’s podcast is with Richard St. John best selling author of 8 To Be Great: The 8 Traits That Lead to Great Success. Richard interviewed over 500 of the most successful people in the world including Canadians such as Harry Rosen, Robert Munsch and Rick Mercer. I first heard Richard speak at a TED conference.

Richard’s book came about as a result of an incident that happened over 10 years ago. While sitting on a plane a teenage girl asked, “Are you successful?” his answer, “No, not really.” This is from person who is a millionaire, has climbed 2 of the highest mountains in the world and runs an award winning marketing company. Her second question was the key question: “What really leads to success?” Richard responded, “Sorry, I don’t know. Somehow I just did it.” These 2 questions led him on a 10-year journey to learn for himself from others about what really leads to success in life. Through his research, he identified 8 traits that were consistently found in successful people.

This week’s 60 Second Workout – What would you define as a successful career?

Continue the conversation on my blog. What is career success?

This week’s CareerPoll ; How would you define career success?

Canadian Career Development Webinar Thursday Sept 16 12-1 PM ET | How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Career | Amber Mac Best Selling Author of Power Friending & Social Media Guru.

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Learning about success, along the road with you!


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