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Vadim Kotelnikov

By: Vadim Kotelnikov

Inventor and Founder

Ten3 Business e-Coach


"Success is a journey, not a destination." Ben Sweetland


Success versus Happiness

"Success is getting what you want.

Happiness is wanting what you get"

The Success Formula According to Taoism


Success is the sum of preparation and opportunity

NLP Technology of Achievement

Success and Failure: Three Guiding Principles1

  1. Failure is not an accident

  2. Feedback is the foundation of success

  3. Success has a structure

Managing Failures Success Secrets Lao Tzu Feedback Changing Yourself Be Different and Make a Difference Failure as a Stepping Stone To Success: There is no failure - only feedback

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 Success Secrets   (By: Vadim Kotelnikov)

Personal Success 360 (free Ten3 Micro-course)

Mentality Fengshui: 21 Rules  (By: Anthony Robbins)

Financial Success (Humorous Business Plan)

Creating Inevitable Success: 5 Steps  (NLP Techniques)

12 Pillars of Success (By: Jim Rohn)

10 Rules for Successful Carriers (By: Richard Koch)

Combine Life Vision & Life Strategy  (By: Stephen Kraus)

5 Steps to Eliminating Negative Thinking  (By: Stephen Kraus)

Earn 10 Times As Much  (By: Brian Tracy)

The Golden Hour: Reflect On Your Goals  (By: Brian Tracy)

 Life   (By: Vadim Kotelnikov)

Top 10 Life Purposes  (By: Christopher Westra)

20 Legacy Statements  (By: Glen Dietzel)

Success In Love (Humorous Business Plan)

Successful Marriage (Humorous Business Plan)

Positive Emotions as the Key to Life  (By: Brian Tracy)

 Happiness   (By: Vadim Kotelnikov)

8-Step Emotional Transformation Recipe  (By: Christopher Westra)

4 Simple Ways To Relax Your Body and Mind  (By: Matt Clarkson)

Happiness Quotes

 The Tao of Achievement  (By: Vadim Kotelnikov)

4 Questions To Ask Yourself  (By: James Allen)

How To Realize Your Dreams: 4 Principles  (By: James Allen eMeditation)

The Law of Belief  (By: Brian Tracy)

5 Rules of Self-motivation  (NLP Techniques)

Making Better Decisions  (By: Stephen Kraus)

The Law of Forced Efficiency  (By: Brian Tracy)

Act From a Sense of Urgency  (By: Mike Litman)

3 Rules for Developing Courage  (By: Brian Tracy)

Stupid Failure vs. Noble Failure  (By: Charles Schwab)

Don't Quit  (A Poem by Unknown Author)

Turning Failures To Opportunities  (By: Vadim Kotelnikov)

  Creativity   (By: Vadim Kotelnikov)

Entrepreneurial Creativity  (By: Vadim Kotelnikov)

10 Secrets of Creativity  (By: Ten3 NZ Ltd.)

Unlocking Your Creativity  (By: Brian Tracy)

Get Away from Old Ideas (By: Brian Tracy)

Creativity Quotes

  Continuous Learning  (By: Vadim Kotelnikov)

The 4 Most Deadly Words  (By: Kewin Wilke)

Memorization Problems: Solved!  (By: MIT)

  People Skills  (By: Vadim Kotelnikov)

The Tao of Communication  (By: Vadim Kotelnikov)

Effective Leadership  (By: Vadim Kotelnikov)

Effective Listening  (By: Vadim Kotelnikov)

12 Rules of Effective Listening  (By: Geoffrey Nightingale)

What's Empathy Got To Do With It?  (By: Bruna Martinuzzi)

Yoga 10-Step Guideline for Resolving Conflict  (By: Rama Vernon)

 Business Skills   (By: Vadim Kotelnikov)

12 Rules of Success (Lessons from Steve Jobs)

Be the Best Possible  (By: Ten3 NZ Ltd.)

21 Secrets of Self-made Millionaires  (By: Brian Tracy)

Success Defined

You achieve success when you meet a stretch goal overcoming problems, failures, and difficulties by conscious effort and by application of your capabilities, resources and methods.

The Wheel of Personal Success

Clarify What You Really Want

To be successful, you must have a clear compelling vision of what you want from life.  Your vision performs both a directional and a motivational function. The purpose of your coherent vision of a desirable future is to focus you on those things you could do now to bring that future state about.

Choose Success

Failure never "happens", it's your choice. If you believe that failure is not a choice, you'll never fail. Test new ideas, learn from what works, and what doesn't,  and then apply these lessons to your next experiment, test or idea. Keep doing this until you get results you are satisfied with.

Don't give up when things go wrong.  Every costly lesson is going to result in exponentially greater success in the long term. Seek out the positive in every bad situation and ask, "What can I learn from this? How can do it again more intelligently?"

The Trap of Fixation on Success


Success is nearly a magical idea for most people. In his Book The Active Life, Parker Palmer points out that in the West fixation of people on success discourages them from risk taking "because it values success over learning, and it abhors failure whether we learn from it or not. It always wants to win but win or lose, it inhibits our learning. If we win, we think we know it all and have nothing more to learn. If we lose, we feel so defeated that learning is a hollow consolation... It traps us in a system of praise or blame, credit or shame, a system that gives primacy to goals and external evaluations, devalues the gift of self-knowledge, and diminishes our capacity to take risks that may yield growth," writes Parker Palmer, the author of The Active Life.

The Tao of Success Balance Action and Reflection

Creating success involves creating and a delicate and ongoing balance between two somewhat opposing forces reflection of where you are now and action of pushing toward where you need to go. This balance between reflection and action is very similar to the balance of Yin and Yang in the Tao philosophy.

Stumbling blocks to success include acting too often without a clear sense of direction or spending too much time reflecting without creating outcomes. Truly successful people developed the ability  to move effortlessly and quickly from reflection to action and back again. They know when action is necessary and they take action promptly (Yang) so that they can make progress, earn feedback and move back to analyzing their position (Yin) and acquiring the knowledge that they need to be able to move back to action.

Apply 80/20 Principle

The 80/20 Rule says that 20% of your activities will account for 80% of your results, and vice versa.


Progress means moving resources from low-value to high-value uses. Your ability to choose between the high-value and the low-value activities is the key determinant of your success in life and business.

Take Action

Success isn't determined by genetics. It's about persistent, consistent action.

Having dreams and passion is not enough. If you wish to achieve something, don't let life just "happen" to you. Set goals and take action. If you wish to live your dreams, act from a sense of urgency. There is no success without action. Don't wait, attack to get things done. Ignite and catapult yourself to greater action and achievement... More

Face Reality

Facing reality is one of most important rules in both life and business. Whether in life or in business, those who are able to face reality and acknowledge truth are usually successful. Yet, it is often difficult to face reality and so much easier to avoid the truth as it may hurt, embarrass, be painful or self-deflating. Yet, facing this truth is what makes success in both life and business so simple.

 Case in Point  Getting the Best out of Students

Benjamin Zander, a celebrated music teacher, a conductor of the Boston Philharmonic, and the author of the book called The Art of Possibility, has an effective strategy for getting best out of his students. In NLP terms, this strategy is called 'Creating Inevitable Success'. On the first day of class, Zander tells his first year students that they all get an A. There is only one condition. Their first assignment is to write a letter to him dated on the last day of class explaining why they deserved the highest grade.

Zander believes there are several beneficial aspects of this dramatic role reversal:

  1. It is a great confidence builder for his students.

  2. It eliminates the often counterproductive sniping that people frequently engage in when they think only a few will win.

  3. Students invariably knock themselves out for that A because they do more to earn their own personal A than they would ever do for the traditional A given by a teacher.

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