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Several years ago I left the corporate world to persue my own entrepreneurial dreams. In my quest to find success outside of the corporate world I read countless books and networked with hundreds upon hundreds of prominent business owners, business leaders, entrepreneurs and freelancers. With each encounter, I inquired about their secrets to success. Many people shared timeless tips, while others told me some ugly truths; all of which were beneficial to my growth as an entrepreneur.
Once I began incorporating these seven behaviors into my daily life, I started to see tremendous growth and haven’t looked back.
Stay the course – Persistence truly does pay off. To be successful you must do income producing activities everyday and never give up. In today’s world people are too focused on instant gratification. They aren’t willing to put in the work or watch their investment grow over time. Building a business or a brand takes perseverance, planting seeds and a lot of hard work. If you’re not in it for the long haul — find another gig.
Ask for help and advice – If you don’t know, ask. And trust me, you don’t know as much as you think you do. When I first started toying with the idea of leaving my career that I had worked tirelessly at for over a decade, I met with dozens of people. I asked those in my network to connect me with their network, and I set up a lot of coffee dates. To this day, I still connect with those I aspire to be like and ask them for guidance. You can never stop learning.
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