Chapter 5

These Loubous Are Made for Walking

The harder you try, the more opportunities will come to you. The drawback of that truism is that increasing the number of opportunities means that you may fail more often. The only real secret to never failing is to never try, but that’s not about passion, that’s about defeat.

Even once you’ve had success at the highest level, there will still be jobs you apply for and don’t get. Case in point: I recently applied to be a part of the Executive Leadership Council, or ELC. It’s a very prestigious group, and, in my quest for personal and professional excellence, is an organization I believed I could add value to, and derive value from, as a member. Apparently the ELC didn’t agree, and I was given a courteous ...

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