About 20 years ago I met an American running a Spanish bar and restaurant
right on the beach in a fishing village called Javea, Spain. The
Mans name was Scotty and the bar was called "Scottys
Western Bar". The bar was not overly busy nor was it a tourist
attraction being mostly frequented by locals. It was however a great
place for local beer and Scottys own brand of philosophy.
day while I was sitting at the bar having my second bottle of beer
I looked around at the idyllic surroundings and said to Scotty "You
know, youve got a wonderful life here. Its quiet and
yet there are always people to chat too. Your children are all grown
up and very successful, youve got no debts, shelves lined
with books, and you are happily married to a beautiful wife. You
had a successful career in America and you pop back there every
so often to check on your friends. How come youve been so
laughed, then looked at me to see if I was asking a serious question.
When he realised I was he scratched his head "Its got
very little to do with luck," he said, "Thirty years ago
I decided what I wanted from my life and I wrote it down, and each
day for thirty years Ive focused my life on achieving those
was not all he told me, of course. We chatted on that subject well
into the night and well into a case of that "Local Beer".
6 months ago a friend arrived at my office unannounced at about
4 oclock on a Friday, clutching a 6 pack having had a bad
day with his boss. We talked for a while and then he looked around
him and said much the same as I had said to Scotty 20 years earlier.
is right, I do have a pretty good life. So I told him about Scotty
and his philosophy for success. I told him how I had ignored Scotty
for a year or so but then finally came to see that there are things
I wanted to do with my life and there is no way of achieving those
things without planning and focusing my future.
discussed Scottys Philosophy until the 6 pack ran out, and
finally I told my friend what Scotty had told me "Try this
system and I promise it will change your life, but together with
your new good fortune comes a responsibility. No man is ever successful
on his own. To be truly successful you must help others, your family,
your colleagues, your friends and even passing acquaintances towards
achieving their own success."
preparing this work I have read much of the work written by the
worlds leading success motivators both past and present. Interestingly
there is very little to separate the basic message from all of these
world renowned thinkers, so I have incorporated some of their ideas
to expand Scottys original philosophy into a system that is
both profoundly simple and very effective.
line with Scottys parting words I am thrilled to have this
opportunity of sharing the principles of the success formula with
you. I promise it will work for you as it has done for me and so
many other people throughout the world, but going hand in hand with
your success there is the responsibility to share your knowledge
with your friends, your family and your colleagues to ensure that
your success is their success.