04 Apr Succeed like David Letterman
Remember when you learned to ride a bike all those years ago. It’s like that. You had to summon some courage and just go for it. You fell off a few times, you might have even skinned your knees and elbows a bit. Eventually you figured it out, though you were still a little wobbly. Then you got better, then the training wheels came off and you became a little shaky again until you figured out that part. Eventually, you flew like the wind. THAT is how you become successful. You just summon the courage and do it.
There’s only one requirement of any of us, and that is to be courageous. Because courage, as you might know, defines all other human behavior. And, I believe – because I’ve done a little of this myself – pretending to be courageous is just as good as the real thing.
–David Letterman, who announced his pending 2015 retirement yesterday
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Check out The Late Shift: Letterman, Leno, and the Network Battle for the Night by Bill Carter. With two giant careers, millions in ad dollars–and maybe even an entire network–at stake, David Letterman and Jay Leno faced off over who would host the Tonight Show, the most profitable program in TV history. This is the inside account of this high-pressure confrontation. Available at Amazon.com.
Today’s featured Steeleworker: Heather Stimmler-Hall – I’m an expert on opening a business in a foreign country (well, France), tourism, and travel writing. Not sure if I can help people find salaried jobs, but you never know, I have many contacts in the US and France. *Finding her services online, we hired Heather for a quick one day tour of Paris a few years ago. Not only was the tour the best ever, but Heather greeted us on the train platform looking like Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany’s. The entire family fell in love at first sight! Email LinkedIn profile