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How to be Successful in Business.
There are many great businessmen and women that have revolutionized the corporate world. They’re successful because of their profits, charitable deeds, growth, and/or innovation.
Regardless of how you determine success, there is a certain formula that is almost always followed. The basics that continuously give favorable results.
So, we’ve decided to look at some of the most successful titans’ antidotes, quotes, and stories. After all, business achievement isn’t about reinventing the wheel, it’s about standing on the giants that come before you and reaching new heights. It’s taking what’s been discovered already in the world, following a proven system, and expanding.
Successful Business Titans
Brad Jennings, CEO and Founder of FPG: “It doesn’t matter what you do in life. Find something you like and stick with it.” Although challenges and setbacks will be a part of the journey it is important to keep the course. It is through this mindset that Brad was able to become the nation’s leading agent within a year and then go on to create his own agency.
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook: Sandberg stresses the importance of recognizing opportunities for what they are and seizing them when they cross your path. “The best advice I ever received was from Eric Schmidt, when he was Google’s CEO and I was thinking about not taking the offer from Google. He told me that when picking a job, only one criterion mattered: fast growth. He said, ‘If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, you don’t ask what seat. You just get on.” Opportunities rarely come to our door twice. Make the most out of them while you can.
Grant Cardone, Best Selling Author: “Weekends seduce amateurs into playtime, while the committed focus on advance and conquer!” Success doesn’t take a break. It either is, or it isn’t. For that reason, it is the weekend warrior’s spirit that creates successful businessmen and women.
Bill Gates, American Business Magnate: “It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” Failure is an inevitable part of Success. It is when we fall short that we know how to improve. How to complete a task more efficiently, make it more appealing, and work out any and all technical issues. It’s important to celebrate the little victories, as long as they don’t blind you from where improvements can be made.
Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO of General Motors: “My parents were both born and raised in the Great Depression. They instilled great values about integrity and the importance of hard work, and I’ve taken that with me to every job.” Mary knows the importance of never taking your work for granted and owning everything you do. She also uses this mindset when winning over her employees. “If we win the hearts and minds of employees, we’re going to have better business success.”
The Lessons We’ve Learned
Sometimes the best way to be successful is to look at the titans in your own industry, study their habits, and heed their advice. Success can be yours. Good luck and may we all find a career we love.