Be a Hard Worker

WHEN I WAS a teenager, I had a quite common ambition—to be a millionaire by the time I was thirty. By the time I was thirty, I was still broke and struggling. When I was thirty-five, I began giving seminars and workshops on personal and business success. One day, the president of a national corporation with more than 800 branches, all independently owned, asked me if I would speak at the company’s annual meeting on the subject of how to become a self-made millionaire.

Of course, I agreed. Beginning speakers will engage almost any audience on almost any subject. But when I hung up the phone, I realized that even though becoming a self-made millionaire had been my ambition for my whole adult life, I didn’t know very much about ...

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