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Essential Ingredients

(Part 2)

Issue No. 5 - Success w/o a Degree


Today our focus is on the author John Murphy author of the book "Success without a College Degree - dissolving the road blocks to success" In his book he dispels the myth that you need to have a degree to be successful. But as you will see it is a lot more than that, people skills being way up there.

- Success w/o a Degree - John Murphy

Of the many people who we would agree by any definition
are successful, 1/4 of those who are the most
wealthiest people in the world don't have a college

Many accept as a belief that they need a degree to
achieve success.

My wife is a successful entrepreneur, as a high school
graduate she took on a credit debt to run a retail
trade store. Money started flowing right from the
start. The business did so well that in ten years she
had 80 stores and sold them for 30 million dollars. She
became known as the mattress queen strictly by focusing
on her customers desires and wants.

I graduated and struggled selling newspaper
subscriptions un till I got marine training in the
computer business. After I started reading success
magazines and became a success junkie and only then I
started thinking like successful people.

If you were to ask me if my degree helped me be
successful, I would have to say no. Things started to
look brighter for me after college, from spending time
in the bookstore, the library, from applying what I
learnt and taking a chance.

Recipe for Success:

First look at what are your strengths.

If this applies to you, first overcome the belief that
you can't make it without going to college.

Look at your opportunities. Your brain is the most
powerful force on this planet. Think of all the
inventions around today, once they were mere thoughts.
What they all have in common is that they were all were
once problems waiting to be solved. When you are able
to solve bigger problems, the better you will be paid.

Education doesn't matter, SOLVING Problems EARN MONEY.

Billionaires solve billionaire problems. Bringing
millions of dollars of value to their work are people
such as Michael Dell, Steven Spielberg, Ralph Loren,
Ted Turner ...

What each has done can determine what problem they
solved. Bill Gates solved the problem of
incompatibility and lack of standardization with the
computer operating systems we now know as "Windows".

Overcoming the path of resistance and the limitations
coming from our past is part of our process of
development. If we all had perfect parents and perfect
friends growing up creating a sense of who they are, we
would also inspire greatness.

I help readers overcome these barriers to success. Yes
it really possible to change. Your past is how you came
to be who you are, but you can change this.

Affirmations are problems we acquire, affirmations not
necessary specific to our selves but true to life.

For example, hurtful words ringing with their truths
come only from a troubled soul, so don't let hurtful
people ruin your life.

Relive and experience each time you were hurt - if you
can relive it, then let it go, for your own sake, not
to relive that pain, but to purge it from you.

Great achievement come from individuals arising out of
great obscurity, Napoleon and Churchill for example.

Every one of us on earth is here for a specific reason.
For each of us, "there is something important I have to
accomplish in this world".

In Junior High one is on an emotional gauntlet. The
lower you start out, the harder the fight. One on
bottom has to struggle and deal with obstacles,
disappointments and setbacks. IRS statistics show us
that there is 7.5 million to 1 380,000 new millionaire
every year. If you apply yourself the odds is 1:383
that you will be a millionaire and this is just a
natural progression. All you have to do it apply

Typically in my research on millionaires, I find out
they started out as poor. But they have the desire to
go ahead and take action and they try. Trying and
taking active steps is part of the formula.

One other, is asking ourselves, "what is it that we are
really out to do?" My wish is to share with others the
reasons for their success, looking up to them as

Start to see what is brought out involuntarily when we
interact with other, and just learn about yourself from
others, sometimes good, sometimes bad, images all. Ask
the question am I good human being? , Creature on this
planet tend to look at it from what we do, demonstrate
,or seek out through our actions.

Try to answer this question, "Because I made money, do
I accomplish my goals?"

As you look around everyone else is asking this as
well. All we can do is answer that question for
everyone else. We all are looking for that positive
stroke. If you do it people are going to like you more.
"Hey Freddy, how happy to talk to you." "Hello old
friend" "Hello good buddy" - Your tone in voice, how
you greet them - "I am so glad to talk to you" - build
that kind of relationship, this is what propelled my
wife to the top.

Your wife, brothers, sisters if you can answer,
complement them in words, actions, and choices,

Every one is walking around with that empty question in
their hearts, that sense of this feeling of success is
the answer to this question. Once you reach that
threshold then you can help other people with that
answer they are seeking.

Those that accomplished great things had a mentor in
life - someone a parent, a teacher, someone who has
given them a sense of value in their life. If you are
mentoring, if you can do that for people, they do feel
great loyalty towards you, but it must be appropriate
or people will not take it seriously.

From my wife I learn if you want to make money treat
your employees well, she does it naturally. This leads
to low turnover and high profit margins.

I learn a lot from this book and applied it to people I
work with. This my first book and now pursuing my
passion to publish it.

Once you can overcome self doubt you can over come
anything . Self doubt and fear are natural. All
millionaires have their reservations, and are nervous
of failure, but experiencing failure, teaches you
volumes and coming back earns you even more. They learn
that they can bounce back and be no longer afraid.

My friend, don't feel that, "I am too old, too young,
not educated, etc." If take the attitude that of this
old friend, convey with your eyes a smile, a warm firm
handshake, it won't matter what you don't have. It
won't matter to people. When people make you feel good,
you say hey I love this guy no matter. if he is too
fat, too young, too poor or too old.

If you can convey you are a nice person they will
forgive everything else and every successful person I
know have great people skills, they make other people
feel great.

For your own purpose use this affirmation - why god,
yea I am good - once you cross this threshold and start
learning and hand this affirmation to others, I find
it builds loyalty to me. It works with lawyers, bankers
and everyone else. This is my major "Ah Ha" - am I good
- This is my own thinking but looking at others, who
have been captains in their industry, a simple
appropriate praise always breeds loyalty.

Our culture says the one road to success is college,
but there are many roads to success, - create a
destination and create a roadmap and start moving
towards it.

Right now I am doing shows 60 different TV spot 1000
on radio, and am now pitching national TV. One thing to
know is that fear is very natural, if our troops are in
combat they do it anyway - if you have fears and doubts
in your self when you get up to plate - do it any ways.
The book is available at Barnes & Noble toll free
1-800-thebook. My web site is

Someone should write a book about the factors that make
you successful are independent of your college degree.
My next book perhaps, "75% did not, 25% did achieve
Success in spite of a college degree - its a book for
the rest of us ;-).


The Next Issue is on the topic, "Permission
to Succeed"