September 8, 2004



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 10 Questions: Do You Have What It Takes?



San Diego, CA - Do you have what it takes to be really successful?

Have you ever thought about what you must be prepared to endure and

do in order to be successful in business or your career? A guest

speaker of this month's "Wake Up Succeed Summit" shares his insight.


“Many years ago I heard Jim Rohn say that you either pay the

price of discipline or the price of regret. Discipline weighs

ounces … regret weighs tons,” said John Assaraf, author of "The New York

Times" best seller, "The Street Kid's Guide to Having It All."


 In order to help others, Assaraf jotted down 10 questions to use

to gauge whether you already have what it takes, or if you need

to do a little “work” to get there.


1.         Are you disciplined?

2.         Do you take rejection personally? What about criticism?

3.         Do you bounce back quickly from making errors or failing over

and over again?

4.         Are you a planner or do you do things by the seat of your


5.         Are you prepared to take risks? Moderate or Big?

6.         Do you stay focused on one thing and one thing only until the

result you want is achieved?

7.         Do you have the stamina to keep going long after everyone else

is tired?

8.         Can you delegate well, or are you the only one who can do

things right?

9.         Do you wait for things to happen or do you aggressively go

after what you want?

10.       Do you do whatever it takes to achieve your goals or just

what's convenient?


 “These questions are critical for you to ask yourself in order

to get a true picture of your nature and behavior,” explained

Assaraf. “What I have found is that successful people are aware

of the consequences of not being efficient in these areas, and

find other ways, resources or people to manage for them.”




Assaraf will be a speaker at the "Wake Up Succeed Summit" at San

Diego’s Bahia Resort Hotel Sept. 10-12. The product of Steven E

and Lee Beard, co-creators of the, "Wake Up, Live the Life You

Love," the three-day event will feature keynote speaker Mark

Victor Hansen, co-creator of "Chicken Soup for the Soul."

Motivational speakers such as Cynthia Kersey, author of

"Unstoppable;" and Eric Lofholm, a leading trainer and

motivational expert from California will also be presenting.


Several co-authors of the book, "Wake Up, Live the Life You Love:

Living On Purpose," will attend for a special meeting, but the

seminars and luncheons are open to the public. Interested persons

can call 800-664-3610, or visit the website .



 Resource Box:


By: John Assaraf, aka The Street Kid, a New York Times & Wall

Street Journal Best-Selling Author, Trainer & Entrepreneur. Go

to:   to discover his "Secrets To

Building A Multi-Million Dollar Business – Guaranteed!" Go to:  to register for your

No-Cost eCourse, "The Science Of Making Tons Of Dough."


Interviews, readings, author signings, etc. are available.

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