Celeste Owens
Psychologist

Celeste Owens

A motivational speaker and licensed psychologist with a PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Q: Does success breed success? Are people more likely to succeed if they wind up with a successful organization like the New York Yankees or performing beside stars such as Derek Jeter? How often does the expectation and aura of success become a self-fulfilling prophecy?

We don't simply succeed because of where we are -- we are where we are because we are succeeding.

Organizations such as the New York Yankees with reputations for success are looking for the brightest and best. It's not by happenstance that one ends up with such an organization. Organizations of this caliber are drawn to individuals of substance and drive.

My first experience as a public speaker began in the tiny group room of my private practice four years ago. The room's maximum capacity was 20 people but I prepared each seminar as if I were to speak to 200. I was determined to perform in excellence and today my dedication has paid off. I now have the privilege of speaking to audiences of 2,000+.

Unfortunately, far too many are sitting around waiting for their "big break" as if that is what will make them a success. Dr. Joyce Brothers has been quoted as saying, "Success is a state of mind. If you want to be a success, start thinking of yourself as a success."

My friend, an attitude of success has to exist long before the proverbial big break. Start today what you will be doing tomorrow.

By Celeste Owens  |  November 5, 2009; 11:20 AM ET  | Category:  successful connections Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Hm so the Yankees woke up one morning to find they had fifty billion dollars lying around, did they?? Cool.

Posted by: kateg1 | November 5, 2009 3:35 PM
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Uh... "Organizations such as the New York Yankees with reputations for success and fifty billion dollars lying around are looking for the brightest and best. It's not happenstance that one ends up with a $200 million contract to play for such an organization. Organizations of this caliber are drawn to throw huge amounts of money at individuals of substance and drive who were developed by other organizations with a smaller TV market."

Posted by: Potter2 | November 5, 2009 2:33 PM
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