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Success Strategies From 18 Global Leaders

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Check out this great blog post on what 18 Global Leaders say about success.

One of the most regularly touted success tips is ‘get a mentor’. And with good reason. Countless über successful sports stars, business men, politicians, developers, artists and entrepreneurs have stated that a great mentor has been a critical factor in their success.

Obviously you need to find a mentor in your area and work with them. We can’t recommend that course of action highly enough.

While you’re working on that, check out our list of success tips from some of the most successful individuals of the last 50 years.

Work even a few of the strategies below into your daily life and you’ll be rocketing toward incredible success before you know it!


He’s the only entrepreneur to have built eight separate billion-dollar companies in eight different industries — and he did it all without a degree in business.

Branson recently released his top ten tips for success. Here’s the cliff notes:

  • Follow your dreams and just do it
  • Make a positive difference
  • Believe in your ideas and be the best
  • Have fun and look after your team
  • Don’t give up
  • Make lots of lists and set yourself new challenges
  • Spend time with your family and learn to delegate
  • Turn off the tv and get out there and do things
  • When people say bad things about you, just prove them wrong
  • Do what you love and have a sofa in your kitchen

That’s a pretty solid list from a man who really knows what he’s on about. 


Oprah once famously shared, “The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.”

She believes that the key to achieving your dreams is to not focus on success itself.

“What I know for sure is that if you want to have success, you can’t make success your goal,” says Oprah. “The key is not to worry about being successful, but to instead work toward being significant – and the success will naturally follow.”

“You become what you believe,” she adds. “You are where you are today in your life based on everything you have believed.”

Oprah also thinks it is important to recognise and seize opportunities. “I don’t believe in coincidences,” she says.

To read more success strategies from David Beckham, Henry Ford, Steve Jobs, Donald Trump, Warren Buffet, JK Rowling and Obama you can check out the full article here

About Paul Blackburn

An internationally acclaimed author and leader in the human potential movement, Paul has instructed seminars for groups ranging in size from 6 to 600 and as a guest speaker has spoken to audiences of more than six thousand. He has taught in Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain and the US. Paul has appeared on talk back radio and television shows including Getaway; A Current Affair and The Midday Show. Paul has a tremendous educational message. He knows how to teach and motivate people to be more effective in every aspect of their lives. Due to his reputation as a world class presenter, the Adult Education Faculty of the Australian National University conducted a study of one of Paul's public seminars with a view to gain greater insights into their own teaching strategies. Paul has survived aggressive cancer, and successfully built four businesses, a strong marriage and a loving family. According to his wife Mary, Paul's strive for improving himself and helping others comes from "his love of life and his incredible love for his family in particular but people in general". She says he is committed to making a difference in the world, whatever it takes. And he does. Paul has a great ability to spark interest and inspire people from all walks of life. In the words of one of his students: "It is not possible to participate in one of Paul's seminars and resist change. Paul has the ability to inspire even the most negative person to change their life for the better." Time with Paul Blackburn may be all it takes to get a shift in thinking big enough to cause a life changing experience. His down-to-earth style is your guarantee that you will be hearing no nonsense, workable solutions to the difficult questions in life.

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