Secrets to Success




This past week I read an article from Investors Business (IBD) on the ten secrets to success which I have borrow and listed below with my comments.

  • HOW YOU THINK IS EVERYTHING: Always be positive. Think success, not failure. Beware of a negative environment. In other words, “you become what you think about.”
  • DECIDE UPON YOUR TRUE DREAMS AND GOALS: Write down your specific goals and develop a plan to reach them. Write as much details as you can and update as needed.
  • TAKE ACTION: Goals are nothing without action. Don’t be afraid to get started. Just do it. There is more risk by doing nothing.
  • NEVER STOP LEARNING: Go back to school or read books. Get training and acquire skills. There is a mountain of material for free available on the internet.
  • BE PERSISTENT ANDWORKHARD: Success is a marathon, not a sprint. Never give up. . You are only a failure when you quit.
  • LEARN TO ANALYZE DETAILS: Get all the facts, all the input. Learn from your mistakes.
  • FOCUS YOUR TIME AND MONEY: Don’t let other people or things distract you. Time is money, don’t waste it.
  • DON’T BE AFRAID TO INNOVATE; BE DIFFERENT: Following the herd is a sure way to mediocrity. Sure, fire way to lose money in the market is to follow the herd.
  • COMMUNICATE WITH PEOPLE EFFECTIVELY: No person is an island. Learn to understand and motivate others.
  • TAKE RESPONSIBILITY: Otherwise, Nos. 1-9 won’t matter.


For those readers that are not familiar with Investor’s Business Daily – Similar to Wall Street Journal, but in my opinion much better.

Daniel Iuculano, AAMS CMFC

Accredited Asset Management Specialist

Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor

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