SUCCESS Magazine doesn't do a thing for me. Nothing. Nada. Zero. Zip!

Yet SUCCESS Magazine is my absolute favorite magazine. Not only that, it's the #1 resource I recommend to clients, friends, and acquaintances. The fact is, I recommend SUCCESS Magazine to EVERYONE!

So what's the catch?

If SUCCESS Magazine doesn't do a single thing for me, why do I recommend it so highly?

I recommend SUCCESS Magazine not because of what it does for me, but because of what it challenges me to do for myself.

In case you missed that, let me say it again (you might want to read this slowly so you can let it really sink in):

I recommend SUCCESS Magazine not because of what it does for me,
but because of what it challenges me to do for myself.

Every personal and professional development resource we use is worthless unless we do something with it.

  • Read a great personal development book and then start another book without applying at least one principle and you just wasted a great book.
  • Attend a fantastic professional development conference, take a ton of notes, and then come back to your same old routine and you just flushed a lot of time and money down the drain.
  • Listen to a great podcast without acting upon what you hear and the sole value you receive is entertainment.

DO Something

The only way a resource like SUCCESS Magazine becomes meaningful is when you allow it to challenge you to DO something. When you capture a good idea and actually apply it, that's when a resource becomes a valuable, DREAM-to-DO resource.

So let's make this blog meaningful and valuable by making a commitment to one another. From now on when we read a personal development resource or attend a professional development conference, we will not move on to the next experience until we apply at least one idea.

Do we have a deal?

By the way, if you don't subscribe to SUCCESS Magazine, I highly recommend it! It won't do a thing for you, but it will challenge you to do some great things for yourself.


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  1. Joe Lalonde on February 21, 2013 at 6:06 am

    Don, so have I. Especially with so many experts telling us that we should read so many books a year or listen to such and such podcasts. It gets overwhelming!

    • Don Roulo on February 25, 2013 at 5:23 pm

      Joe…this reminds me of reading the Bible. You can ‘read through’ the Bible by reading a little over three chapters a day. How much do you really digest that way? I am NOT saying that is a bad goal by any means. I think it is a lofty one. You familarize yourself with it.

      However, if you want to really pull something out to apply to your life sometimes all it takes is one verse and you can chew and meditate on that for weeks and months…to truly apply it. Heck…sometimes I still try to get my head around “Jesus loves me.” LOL

      My point is…everyone should do what they need to do…read a book in a week…or take two months to get through it. Whichever way you can digest it and apply it…thats the key.

  2. Kent Julian on February 21, 2013 at 6:26 am

    Thanks for sharing so openly Don! “Fast is slow and slow is fast.” In other words, to really get the most out of an experiences (fast), we have to go deep with the experience (slow). When we go deep with the experience (slow), we get more out of it, grow more, and usually experience more success (fast). Hence…fast is slow and slow is fast.

    • Don Roulo on February 23, 2013 at 11:40 am

      I completely understand what you mean. Immersing yourself in the experience brings results faster. I like the phrase, “Fast is slow and slow is fast.”!

  3. Kent Julian on March 12, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Dan…thanks for telling me about Success Magazine several years ago. A lot of who I am is because of your influence…even reading this magazine 🙂

  4. Kent Julian on March 12, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Step by step…that’s how you live it forward Annette. Thanks for commenting!

  5. Kent Julian on March 12, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Sean Stephenson might be 3 feet tall in stature…but he’s 10 feet tall when it comes to what matters most.

  6. Kent Julian on March 12, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Thanks Bernard. Remember…one step a day is all you need to truly live it forward.