When you listen to innovators in the business world, you learn the strategies which lead to success. If it is true that great teachers will one day be surpassed by their students, absorb the knowledge of the trailblazers before you and you will be passed the torch. Tune into the advice of those at the top of their field. Their wisdom comes after trial and error that you can learn from without paying a penny.
Bob Parsons: Embrace Uncomfortable
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According to GoDaddy’s founder Bob Parsons, “Security is for cadavers.” The billionaire recommends embracing the unknown. Taking risks, he believes, is a catalyst to innovation.
Oprah Winfrey: Work on your Luck
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From opening a school in Africa to running a TV station, billionaire Oprah Winfrey is in the business of making her dreams and the dreams of others come true. The celebrity believes that luck has factored into her career and that you have the power to bring luck into your life. Winfrey states, “I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.” Hard work is half the battle.
Robert Herjavec: Turn on your Lie Detector
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Head of the Herjavec Group, an Internet and security firm, Robert Herjavec knows how lies are common in business and can cut into or even deplete profits. Caution is required, he advises, “Test what people tell you. They don’t always mean to lie to you, but they do lie to you.” A little skepticism can go a long way and help you avoid a bad deal.
Barbra Cohen is an entertainment guru and mom who teaches spin class twice a week. Her dream is to be a TV and movie choreographer, but in the meantime she loves writing about the media in her spare time.