How To Succeed In Business Or Career

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    View author's info ( 51, Woman | Denver, CO, USA )

    I am in Sales, I have started and sold several companies over the years. I enjoy the challenge of putting a deal together. Success is not handed to anyone, let alone a woman in a man's dominated world!! I had 5 brothers growing up, little did I know they were training me every single day to compete and find my own! I thank and LOVE them all so very much for that!

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    View author's info ( 59, Woman | London, ON, CAN )

    I am successful because I work hard, treat others with respect, and am not afraid to challenge the status quo. I think strong leaders have to really care about the well being of their followers. I am empathic and believe in the capabilities of my team's. They feel that caring and trust and therefore do their best to achieve great things.

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    View author's info ( 39, Woman | Latham, NY, USA )

    I owe my success to a combination of my smart work, education - graduate degrees, dedication, initiative, drive, networking, courage to go out of my comfort zone and take on challenging projects, effective communication, self development, emotional maturity, effective technology skills, and professional tools skillset, cultural awareness, respect, and responsibility. Go for it, you got this!

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    View author's info ( 51, Man | Miami Beach, FL, USA )

    My professional career started out with me playing 4 years of professional hockey in the NHL. After retirementI I started a RE development business 23 years ago. I own and manage over 150m in RE assets. I used my discipline in becoming a professional athlete and transferred that quality to start and build my business. That discipline and teamwork has been key in building a successful life and business career.

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    View author's info ( 50, Woman | Seattle, WA, USA )

    Never say die. I don't believe in limits.. only in stretching them. I look at things from all angles and I'm smart enough to know when someone has a better one. I am extremely adept at seeing potential pitfalls and avoiding them. I also always have a backup plan to my backup plan.

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    View author's info ( 33, Woman | Scarborough, ON, CAN )

    My family's success motivates me to do something more in my life independently. I tried to have my own business in beauty and hair and I absolutely suck at it (pardon my words). In the end, I came to realize that I'm empathetic and compassionate type of person and I really enjoy taking care of people medically, supporting those who needs support, and sharing my passion in educating university students aspiring to be nurses or health care workers. As I get older, I came to realize that I want to do something more than just a bedside health care worker. Thus, I'm currently taking another degree related to health care field. As a result, proper education provided me the success that I have right now in my life independently. (If my post is too academic. I wrote too many research papers these days that I became too formal with writing. )

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    View author's info ( 45, Woman | Sarasota, FL, USA )

    The secret to my success is somewhat esoteric. I'd be happy to share it in conversation. And, no, it's not a Law of Attraction spin-off. As a health care provider, I realized something inate about human nature.

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    View author's info ( 65, Woman | Salt Lake City, UT, USA )

    I have worked many hours and spent a great deal of time and effort to get the education and training I needed to be successful! I feel like life is about learning and growing so I am still learning and still improving my craft

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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 ( 42, Man | Chicago, IL, USA )

    Here are my personal tips for success that have worked for me, not just for career but for life in general. 1. Be willing to work harder than your peers. 2. Maintain a positive attitude 3. Avoid wasteful spending, save and invest wisely. 4. Know your worth/value and never be afraid to ask for a promotion or raise. 5. Always make time for yourself, family, friends, and significant others 6. Always have a goal to be working towards 7. Always try to read or learn something new 8. Never be afraid to ask questions or for help

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    View author's info ( 41, Woman | York, ON, CAN )

    I understand people. Pay attention to talent. Position properly. Quickly identify opportunities. I'm always looking for the win-win (win). Working hard and smart is key. Learning and growing remains a daily commitment.

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    View author's info ( 40, Woman | New York, NY, USA )

    Being courageous and smart in my career moves with the ability to make situational and / or people connections, which provide growth opportunities. Strong capacity to manage complex multi-faceted life and career dynamics in order to find creative ways to excel professionally.

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    View author's info ( 36, Woman | Baton Rouge, LA, USA )

    Anticipated issues and quickly put systems in place to prevent or correct them. Solved problems; utilized and empowered my team based on strengths, weaknesses, and abilities. Learned how the guide and motivate teams, delegate (without negligence but follow up to meet deadlines etc.), manage and communicate effectively, prioritizing, solicit feedback, learning my audience, reading the room, and not being afraid to think outside the box or speak up when needed.

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    View author's info ( 68, Woman | Rogers, AR, USA )

    Hard work and continued crafting of my skills along the way. Accepting new challenges as they were offered. Mentors who took the time, returning the same in kind as I have advanced. It's been rewarding on many levels. It all began with my parents teaching me what "a work ethic" meant. Authenticity, integrity and tenacity are also the lessons they demonstrated daily to me along the way...lucky me! I practice them daily. It all matters...especially when no one is looking, except Him!

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    View author's info ( 59, Woman | Miami Beach, FL, USA )

    With discipline at work and honesty in terms of what is offered to the client, always respecting the opinion of the family and not trying to impose my taste on them but trying to balance their taste with mine and the investment that they will do in the project or in the Art piece they will buy from us..