Tag: Courage

8 Key Elements of the Economic Success Equation

By Thomas J. Stanley on Oct 7th, 2014 in Mentor's Corner

Contrary to what is often touted in the media, there are more great affluent opportunities in our economy today than ever in our nation’s history. But in order to take advantage of these, it is important to appreciate the 8 key elements of the economic success equation as given in my book, The Millionaire Mind: 1.  Understand the […]

Critics Necessary to Weed Out Those Who Lack Courage and Resolve

By Thomas J. Stanley on Mar 4th, 2014 in Lessons Learned

Roy is about to transition from being an employee to a self employed business owner.  He has many of the characteristics which are important for succeeding in business.  He is very knowledgeable in his field, he is well-disciplined, he has excellent work habits, and he has a stellar credit rating.  He and his family live well […]

Dr. King, Leadership and Courage

By Thomas J. Stanley on Aug 27th, 2013 in Current Events

Webster’s defines courage as “the response of facing and dealing with anything recognized as dangerous, difficult or painful; the courage of one’s convictions, the courage to do what one thinks is right. And courage is the hallmark of great leadership.  Tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.  Then, and in many other […]


By Thomas J. Stanley on Mar 5th, 2013 in Mentor's Corner

The subtitle of No Easy Day by Mark Owen [pseudonym]  is very revealing, “the firsthand account of the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.”  I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars!  The very best autobiographies consistently give the reader the impression that he/she is there throughout the subject’s life.  While reading this book, […]

Do You Have Chip’s Courage?

By Thomas J. Stanley on Feb 23rd, 2010 in Other

I have taught more than 10,000 students during my career as a college professor.  If I was asked today to list the top ten students whom I predicted would succeed in business, surely Charles aka Chip would make the list of the 1 in 1,000.  Chip was a bright student.  But being bright alone will […]

Courage: Required and Admired

By Thomas J. Stanley on Nov 5th, 2009 in Other

After giving a presentation to a group of sales and marketing executives, I was approached by a sales manager from the audience. Malcolm told me that, wanting to be a veterinarian, he had started his college career as a zoology major. He didn’t do very well in some of the courses, so he changed his […]