Priorities without passion are without purpose
—W. Brett Wilson, author
Former Dragon's Den star W. Brett Wilson epitomizes success.
First he was a top investment banker, taking risks and seizing opportunities. Then he lost site of his priorities. But he didn't give up. Instead he redefined his life, focussing on health and relationships. Then, success came.
SCENE asked him to share five of his secrets.
1. Study three subjects.
Marketing, entrepreneurship and philanthropy. These "life courses" are fundamental to success.
2. Be perfect enough.
The search for perfection can be wasteful and debilitating. But good enough isn't usually good enough to win. Pursue a high standard - one that's perfect enough.
"Redefining Success: Still Making Mistakes" by Brett Wilson (Jason Stang)
Internal team meetings must be held frequently and with an agenda - covering everything relevant to your business. This process enables sharing and buy-in.
4. Pay attention to detail.
Never underestimate the relevance of paperwork - from business plans and financial statements to regulatory filings - these are the basic tools that will help steer your ship.
5. Redefine success.
Formulate your own definition of success and set your life priorities to achieve it. Priorities without passion are without purpose. Passion without priorities is wasted, and at best, misguided.You can read more of Wilson's secrets in Chapter 10 of his book. He'll be signing copies of Redefining Success: Still Making Mistakes on November 14, 12:30 at McNally Robinson.
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