Pause and take a sip of your coffee. Are you successful? Ok, feel free to take another sip of coffee as you ponder that light question. In my coaching practice, one of the key challenges clients face is finding their answer to this question. This week’s podcast is with Richard St. John best selling author of 8 To Be Great. Richard interviewed over 500 of the most successful people in the world including Harry Rosen, Robert Munsch, and Rick Mercer. I first heard Richard speak at a TED conference. He wrote this book based upon an incident that happened over 10 years ago while sitting on a plane. A teenage girl sitting beside him asked, “Are you successful?” His answer was “No, not really.” This is from person who is a millionaire, has climbed two 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 said, “Sorry, I don’t know. Somehow I just did it.” These questions led him on a ten-year journey to learn from others about what really leads to success. Through this research, he identified 8 traits that lead to success which are consistently found in successful people. This week, spend some time pondering what really leads to your success. Sit back, relax and learn! 36 minutes.