10 Simple Patterns of the Most Insanely Successful People – Stanford Dean: You Need These 8 Skills To Qualify as an Adult – How to Become Great at Just About Anything

By Paul Birdwell (paul@roaringforkagency.com)

It would be impossible to overstate the importance of Inc. Magazine and its constantly inspiring content over the past three-decades plus to entrepreneurs like us here at the Roaring Fork Agency that are fighting like Hell in the marketplace each day to be a success.

Since 1979 Inc. Magazine has been the go-to place for finding new and innovative ways to run a business and approach each day ready to go, and the May 2016 issue of Inc. doesn’t disappoint with a fascinating profile of Blake Mycoskie of Tom’s Shoes and lots of other great information like the story below on the…

10 Simple Patterns of the Most Insanely Successful People, Chris Dessi, Inc. Magazine

You can read the important details about each of the below 10 Simple Patterns of the Most Insanely Successful People at the Inc. website link HERE, but quickly those 10 Simple Patterns that lead to great success are:

1.  Create Your Own Reality:  Oren Klaff
2.  Embrace Change:  Jeffrey Hayzlett
3.  Work Harder:  Rosanna Scotto
4.  Don’t Worry About the “How”:  Chris Guererro
5.  Never Complain:  Adrian Dessi
6.  Serve Others:  Chris Maloney
7.  Be Yourself:  Russ Adler
8.  Respect Everyone:  Chris Hansen
9.  Cultivate Your Creative Side:  John Dokes
10.  Define What True Success Means To You:  Jeff Pearlman

There were a couple of other stories that caught our attention in this past week with the first also coming from the Inc. Magazine website and a former Stanford University dean, Julie Lythcott-Haims, on…

Stanford Dean:  You Need These 8 Skills To Qualify as an Adult, Jessica Stillman, Inc. Magazine

….which is some great advice for parents to deliver to their children as they head through the high school years towards college life and adulthood:

1.  Talk to strangers
2.  Find your way around
3.  Manage your workload and deadlines
4.  Do basic household chores
5.  Handle interpersonal problems
6.  Cope with life’s ups and downs
7.  Manage money
8.  Take risks

The above 8 Skills To Qualify as an Adult come from a terrific book written by Julie Lythcott-Harris which is a great read for anyone like us here at the Roaring Fork Agency that are working hard to raise great children!

How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success, Amazon.com

The last story that caught our eyes this past week was from the fascinating folks at Freakonomics who wrote a book of the same name….

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, Amazon.com

….and have a website of the same name – www.freakonomics.com – that always has lots of interesting and fascinating stuff for people interested about the world around them.

The latest Freakonomics story we learned a lot from and agree with totally is…

How to Become Great at Just About Anything, Stephen J. Dubner, Freakonomics

…which is a podcast and transcript of a conversation that goes into what anyone would have to do to become great at just about anything.  If you don’t have time to listen to the Freakonomics podcast or read the transcript how can anyone become great at just about anything you ask?

Lots and Lots and Lots and Lots and Lots and Lots of Practice = How to Become Great!

Inc. Magazine – www.inc.com

How To Raise An Adult – www.howtoraiseanadult.com

Freaknomics – www.freakonomics.com

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