Monday, August 30, 2010

Classic TV Icon Stephen J. Cannell Shares His Secrets To "SUCCESS"

Emmy-winning TV writer and now novelist Stephen J. Cannell has earned numerous awards, including honors at the 2001 Festival de Television in Monte Carlo. Some of his television creations include The Rockford Files, 21 Jump Street (which featured a pre-superstar Johnny Depp), and The A-Team, which was recently remade as a feature film.

Cannell shared these secrets to success in the latest issue of Success Magazine:

"Lighten Up. Don't take yourself so seriously that you can't grow."

"You can create business and opportunity for yourself if you're willing to bet on yourself."

"Pour energy into your career, and it will make a difference."

"When you hire somebody, make sure they share your emotional philosophy and your human philosophy. Don't get somebody who has a different take on what is right and wrong."

"It's better to be underpaid. you won't be the first fired when the times are bad."

"Finish what you start. Broken manuscripts teach you nothing."

"Avoid saying no to an idea when you're in the room. Always bring it back to the den and kick it around before you thrown it out in the sand."

"Hire people who are better than you."

"Don't just play safe. Don't just throw your fastball. get out there and really mix it up."

"The joy must be in the doing. If you're focused on awards, on money, you're in the wrong place."

"Decide what you want to do. Don't let other people grade your paper."

"Root for your friends."

"Refuse to fail. Keep smiling, keep punching. Don't quit your dream."

To read the full article in SUCCESS MAGAZINE, click the link below.

1 comment:

Diana Celesky said...

This is great. Thanks for sharing it, Herbie.