There is no growth without this

Everyone wants to grow. No one wants to go backward, stagnate, settle. It may happen, but not because we want that.

Then why do some people grow more than others? Is it just pure ability, genetics, environment? Maybe. It’s hard to say. But, for me, there is one characteristic that stands out more than others.

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My first business was a complete failure

Me with partner in 2008 somewhere in Brooklyn

Featured pic above by Billy, I think, of my business partner and me at our first photo shoot. We had no idea what we were doing. What is that look on my face?

Grand dreams of selling luxury t-shirts swirled in my mind, as I schlepped through Bedford Stuyvesant, the Brooklyn neighborhood in which Jay-Z grew up. It was 2008, and the Great Recession had begun.

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The heart of business

At the heart of every business are relationships. In my industry of technology services, this is especially true.

We have to meet with the potential client, get to know them, ask them questions, wine and dine them, pay for the meal, all as we gaze in their eyes and make them feel loved. I call that the first date.

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Do this to become the person you want to be

We become like the people with whom we surround ourselves.

We are social creatures and can be influenced. We are more easily influenced than we think. I am.

Who do you want to be? Do you have dreams? Aspire to something greater?

You can achieve it.

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