I caught up with world-class entrepreneur Howard Crosby in South America last week, and he offered some great advice on success. Mr. Crosby is the nephew of the great Bing Crosby, who entertained more people through his music than Elvis and the Beatles. As an entrepreneur in the mining industry, Howard Crosby believes in the mental toughness philosophy as a catalyst for success. This post describes two key factors of his success you can use immediately. I look forward to your comments.  ( 4:31 )

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Steve
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4 thoughts on “My Interview with Howard Crosby”

  1. Thanks so much!! I went to a Master class a couple of months ago to receive my certificate! I can not wait to take the time to choreograph. I’m still having a tough time distinguishing rhythms! I may have to become a ZIN member now!

  2. Steve,

    Mr. Crosby’s point about self-education really rings a bell with me. I had my last exposure to “formal” education when I completed my Masters Degree in 1990. If I had stopped there – well, I doubt I would be able to function in today’s society, let alone successfully compete.

    Things change so rapidly today – for example, many of the throries I studied in my physics classes have since been updated or disproven. And the technology used to build today’s aircraft had yet to be developed.

    Few things have less value than outdated knowledge!

    Glad you’re back! Thanks for keeping us on the cutting edge!

    Wiz…

  3. Hi Steve,
    I really enjoyed your blog. Thanks for reminding me on what I need to work on.
    Thanks Will

  4. Welcome back, Steve.

    You’re right, this is kind of like preaching to the choir. But, repetition and reinforcement only serve to strengthen the lesson. Keep ’em coming!

    Funny you should talk about writing specifically. One of my pet peeves is sloppy correspondence. For some reason, few people take the time to write clearly and completely. When I get emails that have misspellings, incomplete sentences and “text message like” abbreviations, my first thought is the author is sloppy and unprofessional. He could be a genius, but that’s not my first impression. Why not take a few minutes more and write properly?

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