How much of your success is in your DNA? How much of it comes from skills that you can learn? Are we born into success or can you shape your destiny simply by deciding you will be successful?
This month I am launching a free test on this question called “The Genius Test”. It’s a Facebook App you can get a sneak peek at and try on yourself and your friends at
The test is based on the fact that we are all geniuses, and we each have one of four geniuses that match the four sides of the Wealth Dynamics square.
In creating the test, I spend a lot of time studying this debate of “nature vs nurture”. Are Geniuses and exceptional people born that way, or do we all have an equal chance at being exceptional?
What is a natural-born entrepreneur? Here’s the expert’s verdict!! The Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine, Amy Cosper, wrote this week on the subject ‘Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made’. She says
“We can all agree there are several types of entrepreneurs: startup, serial, those who flip other people’s companies and those who start nothing but buy companies and make them better.”
Julian Lange, Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College, adds
“Some people don’t want any risk, and some are always looking for risk… I have seen many different people become entrepreneurs with very different skill sets and at different points in their careers. I think it would be hard to
make a bet that someone is not going to be an entrepreneur based on their skills and proclivities or at a particular point in their life. The exceptions prove the rule again and again.”
Got the idea? The expert opinion is that all types of people at all ages seem to get successful in all types different ways. The rule is there are no rules! Failures become successes. Your past performance is no indication of your future success.
You might find this encouraging. But it also doesn’t give much direction. My conclusion is that our natural path to success is part nature, part nurture. You were born a genius. We each have one of four geniuses, and when you focus on your genius you find your natural path in life.
Richard Branson is a Dynamo Genius, and spends all his time on his creations. Oprah Winfrey is a Blaze Genius, and spends all her time on her connections. Warren Buffett is a
Tempo Genius, and spends all his time timing the market, and Mark Zuckerberg is a Steel Genius, and spends all his time improving his platform.
Each of the people that Amy and Julian are referring to became successful when they began to focus on their genius. Focusing on your genius is like tuning in the radio dial to your music. Your life becomes a joy, and you find new ways to rapidly increase your success and fulfillment in life.
Just follow this focus and you get to spend more “Genius Time” on what you love! How awesome! But what about all the “Hard Work” time you’ve been taught you need to be doing, struggling with the things that don’t come so naturally? As Julian says,
“No one person has all the skills necessary to handle everything him or herself. You get a team to cover your bases. Even if one person has everything going for them, there are only 24 hours a day in a seven-day week. You need other
people to work with you and make up for additional skills you don’t have.”
Your genius comes naturally, but knowing how to use it and how to work with others to bring out their genius needs to be learned. That’s the difference between nature and nurture.
The Genius Test is a simple way that you can learn about your own genius as well as how to use to improve everything from your business to your love life to your social media style (It’s all in the app). It’s also a simple way to find out what genius your friends and family are, so you bring out the genius in them.
5 Biggest Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make
You need to know the 5 Biggest Mistakes of Entrepreneurs
I want to make sure you don’t make the same mistakes I made. The problem is, there’s a good chance you are making them right now!
How do I know? Here’s what is being said about me:
“Roger believes that we learn from our mistakes, and he has made plenty of them. He has made and lost millions on numerous occasions. In fact, he calculates that he lost over $130 million in mistakes in the first ten years of his entrepreneurial career. He views this education as being a lot more valuable (and expensive) than his university education.”
I was born in Hong Kong and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge University, and became an entrepreneur soon after completing studies. Experiencing many failures before achieving success, I now own and run businesses in publishing, property, financing, franchising, event management, resort management, training, coaching, membership and education.
I took the scenic route, having to learn these 5 mistakes through trial and error. I’ve made a video on the subject so you don’t need to do the same.
Learn from my experiences watch this video and move toward wealth:
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