David Kekich is a recognised authority on longevity and helped with many advancements in health and science.
He lived an incredible life, in spite of the fact that he was paralysed from the chest down.
Kekich founded USA’s largest life insurance master general agency, which raised $3.1 billion of premium income for First Executive Corp. This was where he was widely exposed to the realities and horrors of death from aging.
In 1999, Kekich founded Maximum Life Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to reversing human aging and aging-related diseases.
One of his great legacies is Kekich’s Credo, which consists of many “success secrets” that he wrote and compiled as a result of his life experiences. They are priceless. Reading and applying them every day will give you insight, clarity, and a positive effect in every aspect of your life… from your business to your personal life.
Since he includes 100 tips in total, I am sharing with you a dozen to give you a taste. The full list of 100 can be found here.
Cherish time, your most valuable resource.
Invest more and spend less of it. You can never make up the time you lose. To waste time is to waste your life. The most important choices you’ll ever make are how you use your time.
Real regrets only come from not doing your best. All else is out of your control.
You’re measured by results only. Expect half-hearted results from half-hearted efforts. Do more than is expected of you. Life’s easy when you live it the hard way… and hard if you try to live it the easy way.
No matter how painful in the short-term, remove all chronically stressful situations, environments, and people from your life.
No dream is too big.
It takes almost the same amount of time and energy to manage tiny projects or businesses as it does to manage massive ones… and the massive ones carry proportional rewards with them.
Producing results is more important than proving you’re right.
To get things done, try to understand others’ frames of references, points of view, needs and wants. Then determine what is honest, fair, effective, and rational… and act accordingly.
The best investment you will ever make is your steady increase of knowledge.
Invest in yourself. Thirty minutes of study per day eventually makes you an expert in any subject – but only if you apply that knowledge. Study alone is no substitute for experience.
For each important action you take, ask yourself if you would be embarrassed if it were published.
It takes a lifetime of effort to build a good reputation but only a moment of stupidity to destroy it.
Experience is not what happens to you. It’s what you do with what happens to you.
It takes a wise man to learn from his own mistakes… and a genius to learn and profit from the mistakes and experiences of others.
The best way to have good ideas is to have lots of ideas.
But there is no such thing as a good idea unless it is developed and utilised. Ditto for prospects.
Don’t believe it’s true or right just because it’s conventional. Strip all limits from your imagination on every deal and look for an unconventional creative opportunity in every mistake, crisis, or problem. Be flexible, and be willing to turn on a dime when advantageous.
Out-think, out-innovate and out-hustle the competition.
Maintain a fighter pilot life-or-death attitude and vividly visualise yourself as winning before entering into every deal or competitive situation. Never underestimate your opposition and never show weakness when negotiating.
The foundation of achievement is intense desire.
The world’s highest achievers have the highest levels of dissatisfaction. Those with the lowest levels are the failures. The best way to build desire is to make resolute choices for the future.
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