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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 or are stupid. In my early career I implemented process controls for two refineries. Later I became a Linear Program Analyst, a strategic position in an oil company. I demonstrated an ability to take charge in dangerous situations, a trait that most engineers lack. Did I get that from pitching baseball games?

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    View author's info ( 46, Man | San Diego, CA, USA )

    Hard work, passion, determination and a will to succeed. I love what I do, but I'm just as passionate about my two new businesses that I'm looking to kick off in late 2020. This pandemic has allowed me to have more time at home and not be away traveling, so I've used the time to plan and strategize.

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    View author's info ( 57, Woman | Cape Coral, FL, USA )

    I went to The Ohio State University for Dentistry and changed my major to Nursing. I practiced as a Registered Nurse from 1982-2014. I retired to help my ex run his business. Currently run a small cleaning company which is stress free.

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    View author's info ( 40, Woman | Seattle, WA, USA )

    I sold 5 paintings and a table during a pandemic. I hosted a yoga retreat with 20 women at a property in Gig Harbor, WA. I've put together a new medium of art in my business and I'm looking forward to my vision being executed when the economy opens up and live events start.

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    View author's info ( 61, Man | Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA )

    Hard work ethic and street smarts. I also was raised in a wonderful household by good parents. So I got the benefit most don't get . I didn't waste opportunities when they were presented. I'm also a risk taker and have done things others told me I couldn't do and tend to be direct. Time is a precious commodity not to be wasted. Good genes and a very high IQ were a gift I did not squander. I have lived debt free since the age of 45, and understand that when u make $$ there can also be lean years and do follow: Mosses rule from the bible of saving for the famon. Seems we got one now?

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    View author's info ( 36, Man | Fairbanks, AK, USA )

    Ronald Reagan said, "entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all of the economic growth in the United States." Finding a need in the market and creating an enterprise to fill the gap is one of my passions. One of my first endeavors was building a house to sell when I was 17 years old. After that experience I built ten more and branched into commercial, government, and oilfield construction projects. I discovered at an early age that a company is only as good as its people. My philosophy is to surround myself with specialists who are diligent in their work and have strong moral values. During my early 20's, I bought and sold land, houses, warehouses, and apartment buildings. My construction company grew from a family owned business to a multi-million dollar enterprise that had projects throughout Alaska. At the age of 25, I had investments in multiple real estate ventures, two construction companies, a workforce housing operation, and an equipment rental store servicing the Prudhoe Bay Oilfield in Northern Alaska. With the discovery of new techno...  see more >>

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    View author's info ( 61, Woman | Waterville Valley, NH, USA )

    My career was in high-tech sales. Most sales people focus on their product and competition. I focus on the client and what their needs are first. Then I show them how my solution could help them. And if it's not a good fit, I told them why but asked if they have a referral for me and who would be a good fit. I always got feedback that I was a trusted advisor. When I became a sales leader, I instilled this in my people to focus on the customer.

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    View author's info ( 62, Man | Sorrento, FL, USA )

    Warren Buffet's famous quote regarding Berkshire Hathaway's Market Strategy: "We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful". To get there is to go where fear and greed lives........ "If you want what I have, are you willing to do what I did to get there"? I've lived by that quote and that's all there is to it. My fear will tell me "I can't", but my truth guarantees me "I will". A visionary takes all the "focused determination" and stamina they have to reach further; going beyond their fear they realize that most of their dreams can be brought into the realm of reality!

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    View author's info ( 54, Woman | New York, NY, USA )

    A tremendous amount of hard work , 18 hour days, and a healthy optimism through any tough times...my resilient nature definitely enabled me to withstand any difficulties and tragedies in my life. My great understanding of people and human nature. Fear is your enemy.....the mind is powerful, important to harness strengths and work on weaknesses.....never say impossible and always do the right thing.

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    View author's info ( 54, Man | West Palm Beach, FL, USA )

    As a young man I started on Wall Street in venture capital. Then build my own Finance Company for 20 years. Sold it recently. Now involved in Market investments, real estate development, commercial and rentals.

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    View author's info ( 52, Man | Valley Springs, CA, USA )

    Never accepting the status quo. Always having a vision and pushing toward it. Zero tolerance for roadblocks. Believing in my ability to learn the things I may not yet understand. Being a team player and/or coach as needed. Being a leader, not a boss. Building, leading, trusting and motivating the right team for the job. Taking the blame, it stops all the useless finger pointing, helps cut through the noise, wins the respect of you team and gets them focused back on the real issues. Learning from every mistake/failure whether we made it or someone else. Never fearing failure, just do it real quick when no one is watching if possible and repeat the exercise with improved results.

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    View author's info ( 50, Man | Hartford, SD, USA )

    Hard work, being a leader, listening to all involved including people above you and below you. Especially the ones who are the backbone of every company or business. As u go up the ladder yo meet and work new people. And as you go back down the ladder you will encounter the same people. Treat all with respect!!!

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    View author's info ( 70, Man | Los Angeles, CA, USA )

    Genetically gifted genius/intelligence, an extremely high level of curiosity, tremendous tenacity/perseverance/stubbornness and powerful drive, deferred gratification/willingness to sacrifice, and laser-like focus. The formula is foolproof!

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    View author's info ( 45, Woman | Henderson, NV, USA )

    I have been in the Cosmetic and Beauty Industry 20 years and it started with Modeling and now I am an Executive and oversee different aspects of Companies and Countries for business. SO while I was a model, don't get stuck on that and think I am still 20 and 6 feet tall and only eat lettuce:))

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    View author's info ( 54, Man | Phoenix, AZ, USA )

    Basically, brains & persistence. . . like three decades of persistence. Im not sure if I'll even continue with medicine much longer. I'd like to have a small organic farm and make craft cheeses and raise rabbits and lama's. Seriously!