Tip o’ the Morning to Ya – Leading by Example

Rich Habits Word of the Day

Pilotage – Leadership.  Ross Perot’s pilotage in the face of the capture of two EDS employees in Iran was an example of great leadership.

Rich Habits Fact of the Day

Paul J. Chiapparone was a 39-year old technician and businessman working in Iran for EDS, a Texas computer company. He was installing computer systems for the government when the revolution hit. All company employees were taken out of the country but the Iranians would not give Chiapparone and fellow employee William Gaylord passports to leave. Chiapparone told several hundred listeners at Ursinus’s Wismer Hall that perhaps the Iranians wanted to keep them in the country to continue installing the computers after order was restored. When he and Gaylord went to negotiate for the passports, the revolutionaries arrested them and threw them in jail. Bail, or ransom, was set at $12.7 million. The Iranians insisted that the money be paid through Iranian banks. EDS was ready to pay the money but the banks were in turmoil and not able to assure the transfer of money, he said. The U.S. State Department and U.S. embassy in Tehran did not know what to do, said Chiapparone. But Perot, “the tough little Texan,” knew. He recruited a team of mercenaries from company employees who had war experience in Vietnam. He found retired Col. Arthur “Bull” Simmons to lead them in the rescue. Employee teams were also set up at company headquarters and in Turkey, the escape destination. It would be 46 days until the rescue was made, but it succeeded. Ross Perot exhibited true leadership when others in the government threw up their hands.

Rich Habits Lesson of the Day

Successful people don’t talk or think their way to success. They just take action. In fact, their actions speak so loud there is no need to talk. They lead by example, showing others the unlimited possibilities that lie in each one of us. Those fortunate enough to be close to them, such as family, friends and colleagues are the beneficiaries of seeing first hand success in motion. Their actions provide the opportunity for mentoring those around them.

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Tom Corley understands the difference between being rich and poor: at age nine, his family went from being multi-millionaires to broke in just one night, due to a catastrophic fire that destroyed his Dad's thriving business. For fourteen years they struggled with poverty. There were eleven in Tom's family, and they lived in constant fear of losing their home.

Driven by the desire to unlock the secrets to success and failure, Tom spent five years studying the daily activities of 233 rich people and 128 poor people. He discovered there was an immense difference between the habits of the rich and the poor. During his research he identified over 300 daily activities that separated the “haves” from the “have nots.” Tom decided to write a book to share what he learned. That book, Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals (1st Edition), went on to become an Amazon Bestseller in the United States forty times over a three year period. To give you some perspective, in order to be a true Amazon Bestseller in the United States, where you actually receive a specific Bestseller designation from Amazon, you need to be in the top 100 of all books sold by Amazon in the United States in a given day. Rich Habits did that for nearly thirty straight days, rising as high as #7, eclipsing such Bestselling authors such as Stephen Covey, Robert Kiyosaki and J.K. Rowlings. Imagine that - an unknown, first-time, self-published author selling more books than J.K. Rowlings!

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