Characteristics of Successful People – Warren Buffet
As of March 2010, Warren Buffet was worth approximately $47 billion. This makes him the third wealthiest man in the world. In this video, he talks about characteristics of successful people. He makes it clear that It is not who you know, or even what you know. It is about how you behave.
10 Rules of Life by Bill Gates
Characteristics of Successful People – Randy E. King
Randy E. King spent much of his adult life working as a professional businessman within a very conservative community. Randy King, for 14 years was the top sales leader, and division/national manager with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce: the largest business organization in the world. After leaving the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Randy founded his own successful business consulting companies on increasing productivity and greatly decreasing turnover. Randy has throughout his career been the keynote speaker for many Fortune 500 companies on selection, retention, and productivity. And is asked frequently to speak around the country at many chamber events, associations, business groups and non-profit organizations. He has been on hundreds of talk radio shows nationwide. He is the successful author of 5 business strategy development books and 4 audio CD’s. Here are his secrets to success.
Remember the 3 C’s: Character, Communication, Commitment to Excellence
Character – It is doing the right thing even when no one else is watching. In order to be successful, you have to be Trustworthy, Respectful, Caring, Honest and Full of Integrity. People do not want to be around people they do not trust.
Effective Communication – It is the ability to verbally present thoughts and ideas to others in a way that Creates Understanding, Clarity and a Positive Outcome. It is not enough to tell people what to do. It is about encouraging people through words to behave in a certain manner. If you want someone to buy something from you, you want them to want to buy that item because they see value in owning that item. And because of your integrity and character, you are not going to sell something that will break in 2 days.
Commitment to Excellence – There are actually two different ideas wrapped into one. First, commitment is related to Persistence, Perseverance, Hard Work and Dedication. One must put in the effort necessary to improve one’s skills and abilities. It is not enough to think about doing something. One must do 1 or 2 things over and over and over again until he/she learns how to be great at it. Albert Einstein said, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” In the case of commitment, it is more related to developing a skill. You run, lift weights and eat right until you become great at running. Second, excellence is related to Dream Big, Clear Vision, Innovation, Becoming an Expert in a Field and Strong Leadership. Man has been on the Moon. Man has flown faster than the speed of sound. We can communicate with a person in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia all at the same time. Did we accomplish these things by hoping and wishing? Of course not. It was a visionary who said it could be done, an effective communicator who said it should be done, an engineer who said this is how it is done and a great leader to make it happen. Commitment to excellence states that through hard work and clear vision, we can accomplish great things.
In this video, Randy King talks about these characteristics of successful people: Hard Work, Dream Big, Commitment to Excellence, Communication, Character, Expert in a Field, Innovate/Improve, Coachability and Positive Mental Attitude.
Top Characteristics of Successful People – List Form
Have a Mentor
Expert in a Field
High Energy Level
Tolerance for Failure
Calculated Risk Taker
Problem Solving Skills
Goal Oriented Behavior
Positive Mental Attitude
Commitment to Excellence
Strong Management and Organizational Skills