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    View author's info ( 63, Man | Palm Harbor, FL, USA )

    In my youth I played a lot of baseball. I skipped up a league when I was nine and began pitching to twelve year-olds! I pitched no-hitters and shut-outs. I learned how to win in the last inning, a skill I carry in my adult life. It is my conviction that if you use your creativity and outwork your opponent, then don't you deserve to win? In my engineering career I worked for oil refining companies, a career too dangerous for people who lack confidence. In my early career I implemented process controls for two refineries. Later I became a Linear Program Analyst, a strategic technical position. I demonstrated an ability to take charge in dangerous situations, a trait that most engineers lack. Did I get that from pitching baseball games? Maybe!

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    View author's info ( 43, Woman | Los Angeles, CA, USA )

    I literally started from the bottom and worked hard all the way through. I tore both my ACLs in college, and nearly lost my scholarship. However, with a strong will and determination I found myself on top again. So for me my success comes from setting goals, laying out a plan, and going to get what I want no matter what. I always work hard and stay humble. I'm still not done, I just haven't decided what I want next.

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    View author's info ( 59, Woman | Philadelphia, PA, USA )

    Following what gives me passion and enthusiasm has led me to success. Hard work and determination; leaning into the edge when I feel low energy. Staying informed and curious; learning and growing in many areas helps me know what I believe are my gifts and strengths.

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    View author's info ( 51, Man | Manhattan Beach, CA, USA )

    Always been able to spot trends since I was 15 years old and I started my first leather handmade belt company called "David's holdups" in New York, and became the number one business for handmade leather belts, sold my company when I was 18 and paid for medical school. From there I just kept on going into the natural health and beauty fitness business and finally into the alkaline water business Kangen Water.

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    View author's info ( 44, Woman | Potters Bar, England - Middlesex, GBR )

    Always believing in myself and having a ' can do' state of mind. Talent and ability in good measure too. When asked, never be afraid to take up a challenge, and take things to the next level for the outcome.

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    View author's info ( 45, Man | Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA )

    Keep your eye on the sparrow. Be consistent and persistent. Strive everyday and make your goal your priority more than socializing etc... Be productive everyday by doing something constructive towards your goal. Most of all seeing your goal as clear as day.

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    View author's info ( 56, Man | Wirral, England - Merseyside, GBR )

    I am very interested in doing what I can in a small way by speaking out and campaigning to encourage the further educational opportunities and development of working class and deprived children which unfortunately has gone backwards over the past few decades under different political parties because I had the benefit of a quality education through the hard work of my immigrant parents and the grant system but now it appears notwithstanding the political sound bites it is much more difficult to obtain entry to the elite universities and the established professions for working class families

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    View author's info ( 47, Woman | Tampa, FL, USA )

    By my looks of course! Ha! I just want to see who actually reads this! In all sincerity, working in aviation is not the easiest career for a female, however, I have earned a lot of respect within my industry and have garnished a trust within my network that is priceless. Be sincere, never go against your morality and always put others first. This makes for a very successful career.

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    View author's info ( 41, Man | Forest, VA, USA )

    I have always been able to keep it very simple...Work hard and follow the golden rule. Always try to lift people up. Surround yourself with sharks and learn from everyone. And if you don't know, ASK QUESTIONS. Follow up and follow through.

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    View author's info ( 37, Woman | Richmond, TX, USA )

    Through perseverance, consistency, tenacity, working hard and working smart. Not giving up no matter how many times I failed. It can be frustrating and depressing but just keep pushing, it will eventually all come together. Still a work in progress tho..lol

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    View author's info ( 55, Man | Indian Rocks Beach, FL, USA )

    hard work, very little luck, long hours.Motivating the right people for the right tasks and allowing technology to streamline.Leading by example and earning My employees respect rather than thinking I deserved it.I never worked Less than 80 hours a week for nearly 25 years. My parents taught me that if you watch the pennies, the dollars will take care of themselves.Some of the best advice they ever gave me. Retention is key, respect,fair pay,Top notch benefits and time off, happy employees are productive employees.Keeping morale high and make it a company your employees are proud of.

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    View author's info ( 41, Woman | Rancho Mirage, CA, USA )

    I was working for international trade and make decisions in business. I study Business, English, Dance in University. My father had spend a lot money for my education when I grow up, just want make sure I can become to a well educated women today. I constantly study, now into East medicine, psychology, energy healing, try build my new career in holistic healing. continue to live a high quality life. Im life-long student. Study acting, modelling for fun, practice Yoga, Qigong/Taiqi for healing purpose, Meditation is help me to calm down, re-organise my energy. Right amount of exercise/ work out is medicine. Want to meet supportive, awaking people, Make world a better place

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    View author's info ( 49, Woman | Mexico City, Mexico, Mexico )

    I've always worked for low income and homeless people in the world. Earning a great salary is not, and has never been, how I afford a decent lifestyle. The stock market is key to financial success. Apple, that was a no-brainer, BitCoin also a no-brainer. Kimberly Clark, okay not such a no-brainer, but thanks to COVID...PURE GOLD! We, as a society, have been programmed to save, save, save! Saving is not the key to financial security. We are only able to save that which we've alreadyearned. We are not getting ahead on the petty 3% interest rate offered with savings accounts. Investment, that's the key!!! 401K, horrible investment...that's just an investment into someone else's future gains and not your own! Whoever created our banking system was business savvy like no other. "It takes money to make money"...why not use everyone else's to do that? GENIUS LEVEL 1MIL!!!! Jack Ma followed in the Banker's footsteps, online shopping via escrow payment system...just WoW!Alibaba was my fourth and greatest investment. I still live as a middle-class citizen, due to a fifth investment d...  see more >>

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    View author's info ( 32, Woman | Manhattan Beach, CA, USA )

    You are successful when you are happy. When you can make somebody else next to you happy, when you have something to share with others. You are successful if you do what you like and able to enjoy every moment. Source of inspiration is always within us, we just need to uncover it.

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    View author's info ( 53, Man | Exeter, England - Devon, GBR )

    Never take no for an answer and better to seek forgiveness than to ask permission. Education is a must and you should strive to be a life long learner and in many things. Maintain your health and do not be afraid to take some time out and spending time on your own is very therapeutic. Remember there are no rules to life and never compare yourself to someone else, their personal circumstances and situations are all different. Finally - know how to laugh, especially at yourself.