The Secret To Success Is To Become Obsolete 2

The executive graveyards are over-flowing with well-intentioned leaders who were at the top of their game. The business graveyards are chock-full of companies who thought that they were on top of the world.

I am here to tell you that becoming obsolete is not a positive attribute – so then why do folks become obsolete? And why is it a secret? Each of us wants to be relevant – in both our professional and personal lives – yet once we become so relevant – the key then becomes – to protect your success at all cost. Probably safe to say that nobody aims to become obsolete – right?

Disregard everything I just told you in the ABOVE paragraph – and put all your energy into becoming obsolete.

You can work a lifetime to achieve your dreams, but the reality is – it doesn’t take a lifetime to lose them – dreams can disappear in a flash. And they will, if you don’t focus on – making yourself, your product, your service – obsolete, rest assure somebody else will.

We addressed this business of complacency and the dangers of ‘not becoming’ obsolete on a recent national radio broadcast – featuring an excellent article in Fortune entitled: This Is What Happens When You Don’t Take Risks, by Arthur Pinheiro Machado.

Angye Foxx
Angye Foxx

Co-host of ‘The Enlightened Entrepreneurs’ Angye Foxx joins Malcolm with her expert analysis on why some folks succeed in a big way and yet others struggle – after they’ve already achieved that pinnacle moment in their industry. It’s a fascinating conversation, and with the proper guidance, sprinkle in some reverse psychology, and you too can achieve again and again and again.

Angye Foxx is an enlightened entrepreneur with a passion for business. She achieved her real estate license at the age of 18, created her first corporation at the age of 19 and has started and sold 30+ different companies so far in her lifetime. She currently runs the day-to-day operations of a digital ad agency and oversees a commercial & residential real estate company.

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Malcolm Out Loud is the creator of America Out Loud. Host of Viewpoint This Sunday; Nozzle News, the daily news show; and Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Pleasure. A dynamic radio personality, who is thought-provoking, introspective, and often a champion for those overlooked in our society—like veterans, law enforcement officers, and good citizens doing their best to contribute to society in a positive way. What makes him different than any other radio host—it’s his straightforward approach to difficult subjects. Whether it’s politics or breaking news, or a long unnoticed issue in our lives—Malcolm is open-minded, sincere, and unafraid to speak the Out Loud Truth. If you’re looking for something different than people yelling over one another—and something that examines an issue or event in an authentic, reasonable manner—then he is your man. Never boring, he’s candid and sincere—and will often make you think deeply about topics that have been kicked around for years. To get to the Out Loud Truth, tune in and listen!