Why Shortcuts Are Often the Long Way Round

In a world where we are bombarded by “shortcuts to success”, it’s interesting to consider how the people who are actually at or near the top of their field, for any length of time, got there through consistent effort, over time. Join Michael, live for this reflection on what actually leads to sustainable success at work and in life!

12:38 – Taking your time to get there
13:11 – Mastery
17:15 – Four-hour work week
20:66 – How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
27:54 – Tony Robbins on putting in the hours
40:13 – Beyond the basics, back to basics
46:56 – Techniques

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The Difference that Makes the Difference, part one

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