Risk to Succeed Portugal. Today’s Overheard in Portugal is the core to what inspired the book, Risk to Succeed. Ricky has been asked these questions many times and has used this philosophy to help scores of entrepreneurs move in the right direction.
What makes or breaks an initiative? Are there certain precautions and steps one can take in order to ensure they succeed? Is there a certain type of person that can achieve what they aim to?
RICKY: The secret for success is the ability to take risks. It is the courage to reach for something that is very difficult and seemingly beyond your reach. Risk takers approach their careers differently than other people, they see opportunities in just about everything. Risk takers are quick to respond and have a mature optimistic view of the world. The result of their view of the world is the ability to sense an opportunity when others can’t and to create great success.
Have you had any trouble with working towards greatness because of the people and obstacles in your environment ?
Over the next few days we’ll post some highlights straight from Risk to Succeed Portugal. Today’s Overheard in Portugal covers a topic anyone has to deal with before starting a new business venture. Good leadership is an essential trait especially when building a new team.
What makes a good leader?
RICKY: A good leader is someone who has the ability to envision and imagine. He or she can set reality aside from time to time, imagine a new reality that could be, and build a plan to get there. Good leaders are never limited by what surrounds them. When a good leader is told: “no”, in terms of them not being able to move their company or career forward, they generally ignore it and treat it as a short pause. Leaders are courageous and are not subject to the worldview to which the majority of people ascribe.
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It’s been an exciting week overseas for Ricky! Starting off a week-long tour, Ricky visited the Universedad de Nova de Lisboa business school in Portugal. He presented the book and some key concepts in front of students and faculty. The enthusiastic reaction from the group proved the “RISK” message is universal, and adaptable by just about anyone!
This May, Ricky will be taking RISK TO SUCCEED overseas!
May 6, 2013 at Universidad Nova in Lisboa, Portugal
Stay tuned for photos and updates from the event!
RISK TO SUCCEED has been featured in Boomers and Beyond section of The Northwoods Commerce! Check out the review below.
Graduation is coming up and many of you may be deciding what’s the best gift to get for your grad. Electronics are constantly being upgraded, but who wants to buy their child yet another iPod? Gift certificates are useful, but a bit uncreative. Why not get them something they will really use, that will potentially shape their future? How about something so small that they can take it with them when they head off for the summer, yet so meaningful that they’ll keep looking back into it time and time again?
RISK TO SUCCEED: Essential Lessons for Discovering Your Unique Talents and Finding Success.
This book is a quick read that delivers very complex ideas in a digestable way. Readers follow the journey of Bella and Cee as they wander through the jungle looking for clarity. Choosing a career path or identifying which of your skills could become your career isn’t something that comes easy to anyone.
RISK TO SUCCEED is full of anecdotes, wisdom, poetry and tools that make that confusing journey that much clearer. Readers finish with the confidence to become entrepreneurs or intrepreneurs, ready to seize the day and take on the world.
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As you know in Risk to Succeed I encourage readers to spend some time every single day doing what they love, learning something new, and opening themselves up to new opportunities. Doing this can help you realize you love doing something so much that you want to make a living out of it.
I found an old article on Oprah’s website that can be helpful for people trying to get a clearer understanding of what career would be best for them. It matches personality types with jobs that would make the best use of certain dominant traits.
I’ve included them below not as a guide, but as a quick exercise to help get your creative juices flowing. Take a look and mark off any occupations that sparked even the slightest bit of interest. Get to your nearest bookstore or hop online and look into them just a bit more. You may be able to knock a few off, add a few on, or think up something new entirely. Continue reading
I recently read an article on WSJ.com about how business leaders are trying to encourage employees to take risks. Among them was Jim Donald, who began an easy but meaningful way to get his staff revved up.
Donald, of Extended Stay America, was trying to get the national hotel chain back on it’s feet after bankruptcy. His employees were adopting a risk-adversed mentality, as the recent set-back loomed over their shoulders. This is something that happens both in the workplace and on the unemployment line; we have seen many cases of people taking low-paying jobs that don’t utilize any of their skills or education.
“They were waiting to be told what to do, they were afraid to do things,” Donald told the WSJ. He then decided to take charge and show his employees how important it is to step outside their comfort zone if they wanted to create success.
Donald created “GET OUT OF JAIL, FREE” cards and has been administering them to over 9,000 employees.
Last weekend, RC Media held an exciting event with the top 30 performers at Metlife. The mission of the program was to apply the philosophy of Risk To Succeed to million dollar qualifiers in sales, and find a way to move their business to an dramatically different, even higher level. Ricky opened up an incredible exchange simply by asking these high-powered earners achieving success at the highest level in the corporate jungle the same question posed in the book: If you could do whatever you want, unconstrained by any strictures or structure, what would you do? Those who attended the workshop were just as amazed and refreshed by being given a space to even think about that question and were inspired to search for answers.
Risk To Succeed is not just inspiration for business at the start of your journey to success, but for every step along the way. Successful entrepreneurs even as much as emerging ones can benefit from examining themselves and their ideas free from the weariness of adulthood or the negativity of cynicism. The book itself is available on Amazon and Ricky’s workshops are held at no charge. For more information on Risk To Succeed, our entire line of books, upcoming events, testimonials, and more, explore our jungle at rickycohen.org.
Ricky recently spoke at LIMMUD FSU which was held in Princeton, NJ. The event offered a forum for people to connect to their cultural and Jewish roots through thought provoking sessions with distinguished speakers in many areas. Risk To Succeed was one of the keynote sessions that was held over the course of the weekend. In the workshop, nearly 250 out of the 650 attended, a group as diverse as college and professional school graduates, hedge fund managers, and even a producer for Sesame Street. All the attendees received Risk To Succeed as a gift, but the real donation was the commitment to Risk To Succeed readers, both emerging and successful entrepreneurs, students and teachers, people interested in business or personal growth, can make in themselves and their ideas.
If you step away from day to day, put yourself and your goals first, and then devote five hours a week to making five concrete things happen, the goals that seemed so ethereal and unreachable can come into grasp. The inspirational, seemingly unreal concept connected to a practical structure is the key to making it happen. Risk To Succeed The book, in addition to providing a colorful and powerful parable in place of a stale career advice book, also includes a self-revealing Mirror Test, morning writing exercises, and the 4 Questions to Jungle Life to set you on the path to where you want to go .
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