UG 012 – Cameron Taylor and Uncovering the Attributes of Great Achievers

    What are the attributes of great achievers? Best-selling author, speaker, and entrepreneur Cameron C. Taylor has a lot to share on the subject. Two of Taylor’s five books are dedicated to analyzing the lives of great people, like Mahatma Gandhi, Walt Disney, George Washington and Winston Churchill. His popular books, 8 Attributes of Great Achievers and 8 Attributes of Great Achievers II have been widely distributed. In this episode, Taylor talks about the lives of the famous people he has studied, the lessons he has learnt from them and how he’s been able to bring those insights into his own life. We discuss the privilege and responsibility of independence, how to maintain one’s values even when in the midst of failure and how to balance a life of business, family, and philanthropy.


    • Emulating by study: Pulling character traits from individuals (2:35)
    • Great achievers and the principles of truth (4:15)
    • Responsibility and being a giver (12:09)
    • Acting independently (18:39)
    • Self-confidence and self-worth (28:18)
    • Connecting to your potential and accomplishing your mission (35:39)
    • The instant gratification problem (38:31)
    • Forgiveness after hitting the wall (42:05)
    • Choosing to create (47:05)
    • The measure of the man (50:40)

    8 Attributes of Great Achievers by Cameron C. Taylor
    8 Attributes of Great Achievers, Vol. 2 by Cameron C. Taylor

    Cameron C. Taylor is a best-selling author, highly sought-after speaker, and entrepreneur. Cameron is the author of the books Preserve, Protect, and Defend, Does Your Bag Have Holes? 24 Truths That Lead to Financial and Spiritual Freedom, 8 Attributes of Great Achievers and Twelve Paradoxes of the Gospel. Cameron graduated with honors from business school and is the founder of several successful companies and charities. He is a founder of The Glorious Cause of America Institute and serves on its board of directors. Cameron is a recipient of the Circle of Honor Award for being an “exceptional example of honor, integrity, and commitment.” He lives in Idaho with his wife and children.

    Cameron’s books and lectures have been endorsed by Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One Minute Manager, Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Billionaire Jon Huntsman, Sr., Rich DeVos, owner of the Orlando Magic, William Danko, PhD, co-author of The Millionaire Next Door, and many others.

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