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35 business tips from the most successful people on the planet


Everyone wants to know the secret of success. But if success came at the snap of a finger, then everyone would be billionaires and CEOs. So here is the first secret for you: triumph does not come easily and overnight.

Fortunately, many people have already tasted real victories and know what it takes to get to the top. Pick one and use it as your motto for 2017.

Habits of Successful People – Always Start with the Bad Things

About confidence

1 “My mother taught me: if you have the opportunity to speak, speak. If you have an opinion, it needs to be heard."

– Ursula Burns, Xerox CEO

2 "If I remembered too often that I’m a woman, it would kill me"

— Marissa Mayer, Yahoo! CEO

3 “Don’t wait to be noticed. Stand out yourself"

— Ginny Rometty, IBM CEO

About innovation

4 "If the past was worth anything, the richest people would be librarians"

— Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway CEO

5 "If you only do what leads to a guaranteed result, your company will not last long"

— Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO/Founder

6 "Always work on something impossibly uncomfortable"

— Larry Page Alphabet CEO, Google Founder

7 "Be Where The World Is Going"

— Beth Comstock, General Electric CEO

8 "Be First And Lonely"

— Ginny Rometty, IBM CEO

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About failures

9 "Your most dissatisfied customers should be your best teachers"

— Bill Gates, Microsoft Founder

10 "If you’re not demolishing anything in your path, you’re not moving fast enough."

— Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO/Founder

11 “Don’t worry about misses. It only takes one time to get it right."

— Drew Houston, Dropbox CEO/Founder

12 “If you never fell face down on the asphalt, moving up the career ladder, you didn’t give all the best.”

— Sally Krauchek, Ellewate Network Chair

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About risks

13 "By creating a back-up plan, you’re admitting that you don’t intend to succeed."

— Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos CEO/Founder

14 "What would you do if you weren’t afraid?"

— Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO

15 “Right now, some entrepreneur is shaking with fear and thinking, “It’s not time yet.” Understand that there will be no "right" time"

— Kevin Plank, Under Armor CEO

16 “I have learned to deal with things that I have never done before. Growth and comfort are incompatible concepts.

— Ginny Rometty, IBM CEO

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About long distances

17 "Now someone is sitting in the shade of a tree planted by someone many years ago"

— Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway CEO

18 “You can’t connect the dots by looking ahead. They are connected only by looking back. You have to trust that the dots drawn today will somehow connect in the future.”

— Steve Jobs, former Apple CEO/Founder

19 “Things won’t always go your way. But you have to make an effort every day and every night.”

— Michael Jordan, former NBA player

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About influence

20 "If you’re doing something that improves people’s lives, then it’s really valuable."

— Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO/Founder

21 "I would like to be remembered as an innovator, professional, ethical, and ultimately changing the world for the better"

— Sergey Brin, GoogleX Director, Google Founder

22 "Don’t think about how to do something cheaper or faster: think about how to do it in the most incredible way."

— Richard Branson, Virgin Group Founder

23 “The longest-lived companies are companies that go their own way”

— Howard Schultz, Starbucks CEO

24 “Give more than you take. If you succeed, you will live a long wonderful life.”

– Ursula Burns, Xerox CEO

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About money

25 “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get"

— Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway CEO

26 "If our goal was only money, we would have sold the company a long time ago and sunbathed on the beach"

— Larry Page, Alphabet CEO, Google Founder

27 "It’s much better to buy an interesting company at the right price than the right company at an interesting price."

— Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway CEO

28 “I have always believed that money cannot buy happiness. But it is not so"

— Sergey Brin, GoogleX Director, Google Founder

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About actions

29 "There’s always a choice – watch something happen or be a part of it"

— Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO/Founder, Tesla Motors CEO/Founder

30 "Don’t predict rains, build arks"

— Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway CEO

31 “Work smart. Get things done"

— Susan Wojcicki, Youtube CEO

About leadership

32 "I feel more confident when I say what I think, and not what they want to hear from me"

– Ursula Burns, Xerox CEO

33 “Managing a business means successfully solving problems. Solving problems means listening to people.”

— Richard Branson, Virgin Group Founder

34 "I won’t ask anyone to do something I can’t handle on my own"

— Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo CEO

35 "Being a leader means making people better with your presence and knowing that this effect lasts even when you are not near them."

— Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO

Post source: zen.yandex.ru

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