Chapter 8

Some People Bring Happiness Wherever They Go, and Others When They Go

Success never happens in a vacuum. As much as we are responsible for our own destiny, none of us ever does it all alone. I have been assisted, in almost every success, by one person or many people who supported me, prepared me for a leg of my journey beforehand, or helped ease my passage during the process. I had to take the steps to success myself, but these friendly, persuasive, nurturing, and often demanding folks were pivotal in helping me move in the right direction.

I believe the same is true for all of us. Much of pursuing our passion is predicated (actively or passively) on our relationships. Other people’s willingness to share, counsel, advise, or do anything ...

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