Just like a hot coffee, every now and then we need a little pick-me-up. Here are some quick career tips from those who became experts in their fields, even though the odds were against them.
Oprah Winfrey: “”Knowing what you don’t want to do is the best possible place to be, because knowing what you don’t want to do leads you to figure out what it is you really want.”
Ralph Lauren: “”I try to find people who love and believe in what I do — and people I can respect because they do what I don’t do.”
Jack Taylor (Enterprise Rent-a-Car): “Take care of your customers and employees first, and the profits will follow.”
Steve Jobs: “If you really look at the ones that ended up, you know, being ‘successful’ in the eyes of society and the ones that didn’t, oftentimes, the ones who were successful loved what they did, so they could persevere when it got really tough.”
Eminem: “I say what I want to say and do what I want to do. There’s no in between. People will either love you for it or hate you for it.”
Sylvester Stallone: “I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.”
Michael Dell (DELL computers): “Don’t do something because someone told you to, find something you really love doing.”