Work to learn-don't work for money. To become successful you must learn how to manage cash flow, systems and people. Being in the Marines taught me leadership and working in sales for Xerox taught me how to sell and how to accept rejection. All of these skills were important for my success. Look for jobs that can help you develop the skills of managing cash flow, systems and people rather than just pay you well.
If you're going to be successful in business, you have to find a place to develop character. The Marine Corps did that for me. The toughness, the discipline, the training - it carries on, and it made a man out of me.
Many entrepreneurs fail to grow because they lack leadership skills. And rather than look in the mirror, they find it easier to blame others. Blame is short for be-lame, and you can't be an effective leader if you're lame.
The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.
Many people confuse their profession with their business. To become financially secure people need to mind their own business.
You need to understand the difference between an asset and a liability. An asset puts money in your pocket and a liability takes money from your pocket. The rich understand the difference and buy assets, not liabilities.
If you aren't practicing and playing to be first, then maybe you shouldn't be an entrepreneur.
Remember to dream big, think long-term, underachieve on a daily basis, and take baby steps. That is the key to long-term success.
This doesn't mean you have to go to military school or be on active duty to grow a business. I'm only pointing out the different focuses of two very different educational institutions and saying that if you want to grow your business, it may take more than just business skills Look for jobs that can help you develop the skills of managing cash flow, systems and people rather than just pay you well.
The only difference between a rich person and poor person is how they use their time. The poor, the unsuccessful, the unhappy, the unhealthy are the ones who use the word tomorrow the most.