The Secret to Success In [whatever]

January 2, 2009 in Happy Links, Happy Quotes, Killer Advice

Chasej Chase Jarvis, if you haven't heard of him, is a very successful (by most any measure) commercial photographer. He's also a true mensch -- and as such -- the object of great admiration by many serious photographers.

He is frequently asked the secret to success in photography. I think his answer applies 100% to whatever you're trying to find success in. His answer?

  1. Be undeniably good (quoting Steve Martin).
  2. Dedicate at least 10,000 hours (quoting Malcom Gladwell from his new book Outliers: The Story of Success.)

[Full post by Chase]

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carson: had you in my RSS feed for some time, funny to stumble on this entry. thanks for the kind words (mensch status?! ;) and even moreso for giving us entrepreneurs the reminder to work happy.

hope you'll be posting lots in 2009. happy new year!

Posted by: Chase Jarvis | Jan 2, 2009 1:32:44 PM

Wow Chase, talk about making my day. Thanks for the note, and yes - 2009 will see the rebirth of WorkHappy!

Posted by: Carson McComas | Jan 2, 2009 1:37:05 PM