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You Didn’t Get The Credit For Your Idea … Again

Aston Martin DBS VolanteSome idiot came up with the phrase:

“What goes around, comes around”

Sorry if that’s an expression you use and like, but I find that people use it far too often – and it is too negative.  It suggests that you hope someone gets what you think they deserve – i.e., retribution for taking credit for the hard work you put in.  Is that really what you wish for your colleague, your boss, your client in 2014?  I’m not the expert in advising people on having a successful career, but why not follow these steps instead:

  1. Learn everything you can about your business
  2. Set realistic broad-based and measurable goals, and refer to them constantly (see below for my broad-based goals as an example)
  3. Follow a simple marketing plan having at least 3 key initiatives
  4. Strive to create win-win solutions for your colleagues and clients

THEN:

  1. Don’t believe that only you know the answer
  2. Never compromise your integrity
  3. Focus on your actions and not the results

AND FINALLY – Stay Focused on Your Goals:

  • To create a legacy for your family, whether they elect to go into your business or not
  • To remain interactive with people at all levels and active in the community
  • To maintain peace of mind, independence and market intelligence
  • And, of course: To afford an Aston Martin DBS Volante (okay fine, unrealistic)
Here’s the Point:  “There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit.” – Ronald Reagan

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