How To Succeed In Business Or Career

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    View author's info ( 44, Woman | Pompano Beach, FL, USA )

    I clawed my way to where I am today, and still climbing. I was a nanny for years, raised my big kids while running a small business. Got my Bachelor's at 40. I've worked in the auto industry off and on since I was a teen, ran a small lot and now working for Volvo.

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    View author's info ( 45, Woman | New Canaan, CT, USA )

    Antiques and home furnishings dealer who took the leap and made it my vocation. I learn by research, observation and deferring to those who know much more. I am growing slowly and organically and find my work very satisfying. There is nothing better than being your own boss -- no more HR departments, ugly suits, corporate BS or morning commutes!

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    View author's info ( 52, Woman | Houston, TX, USA )

    I was brought up in a very modest home. I had nothing handed to me, but I was taught to work hard, never make a debt I couldn't pay and to treat people with respect. My current business is in its 20th year and I achieved that from following those principles and always being grateful to God for the opportunities and people he has placed in my life. I treat those I do business with and who work for me the way I want to be treated and that has been the foundation of my success. I am always open to new ideas and new concepts and strive never to stop growing and learning.

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    View author's info ( 32, Woman | Huntsville, AL, USA )

    By not being afraid to take a risk. ......................................................................................................................................................................

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    View author's info ( 51, Man | New York, NY, USA )

    It's not rocket science. Consistency, always kind, always follow through and love what you do. Be around people who you can grow with and most importantly, it's never easy to keep moving forward no matter how difficult it seems to do so.

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    View author's info ( 55, Man | Hesperia, CA, USA )

    I'm a 30 year overnight success story. No brilliant "aha" moment. Just built a good team and worked at it. As an investor I fail most of the time but my successes are big. So I minimize the failures and try to get out. Then ride the occasional Apple or Alibaba long as I can. I've been blessed with some amazing timing as an investor. Humility helps. Being a Christian makes me better understand my place in the world and appreciate my blessings. Even if you're not religious, ask me and I would love to explain why even a little faith makes a man a far better dating candidate.

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    View author's info ( 68, Woman | Houston, TX, USA )

    Was real estate investor dealing mainly in land; despite my MBA degree. Used to work 16 hour days. Currently winding down my real estate holdings and want to do nothing except 'play' with like minded mate!

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    View author's info ( 63, Man | Saint Petersburg, FL, USA )

    Doing the site no one else could do, never quitting, always thinking out of the box, being anti-corporate thinking of solutions. Making something out of nothing and making it work for everyone, win win negiotiaons. It will not late me save this unless I type more? So I need 200 minimum characters, there, a unconventional solution.

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    View author's info ( 68, Man | Tampa, FL, USA )

    I never accepted the fact that it was not possible although I was challenged by my friends and family. I followed my gut and did a lot of research to support my gut. I believed if you worked hard and maintained focus and left the rest to luck or whatever else you wished to call it, eventually you would reach your ambition and goal. That is what happened to me!

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    View author's info ( 70, Man | Brandon, MS, USA )

    I came from poverty, no dad single mom and three sisters. Having no father figure I assumed a man must know how to do everything, so I set out learning to be a jack of all trades. I washed dishes, and taught myself carpentry, plumbing, welding, diesel mechanics. as a boy the richest guy around was a mechanic so that's what l became, but it was not rewarding financially. so I became a life Insurance salesman but it was not rewarding creatively. I taught myself to program a computer, and I found something both financially and creatively rewarding . I advanced until I was a vice president of the company, I then taught myself how to trade stock and retired at 49. Easiest way in the world to make big money.

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    View author's info ( 59, Woman | Fairfield, CA, USA )

    Accomplishing my education with my MPA in Public Administration and having a Government Career in Finance for 25 years contributes to my success. Investing and owning property are other way's to develop and plan for my future.

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    View author's info ( 51, Woman | Chicago, IL, USA )

    I was blessed to stay at home with my children when they were young and be supportive to them. I coached several sports and was a Girl Scout leader. I served on the Local School Board which this "pandemic" is pushing me to wet my feet in politics. My career in real estate I stumbled upon when there was an opportunity to take your sales test and broker test consecutively. I was able to pass all tests and opened up my small real estate company ten years ago. I believe just because you do not know how to do it yet does not mean you can not be proficient in the future. I also have found the benefit of spiritual modalities and am certified in Reiki, EFT, and Vibrational Sound Therapy. How I arrived here is top secret.

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    View author's info ( 35, Woman | Houston, TX, USA )

    By being genuine and connecting with people on a human level. Emotional intelligence is one of my strengths. Sales, marketing and entrepreneurship have always been my focus. Though I've done well for myself, I would love mentorship and guidance to get me to the next level of my goals.

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    View author's info ( 52, Woman | Walton-on-Thames, England - Surrey, GBR )

    I went from Safety Engineering to Teaching, then to Ski Instructor and back to teaching! It's not an easy job but positively affecting the lives of my students is very rewarding... Just not to the bank balance

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    View author's info ( 59, Man | Imperial Beach, CA, USA )

    I am a senior executive officer in my career responsible for a multimillion dollar budget and thousands of employees. I have traveled the world and attended scrolls both here and abroad, getting my Masters Degree in England.