Habit 9

They Go That Extra Mile

Secret 19 for Creating Your Own Success: Take Calculated Risks

As I was writing several sections of this book in a coffee shop, brief conversations took place with the persons sitting within an arm's-length distance of me. One of these conversations was with an individual named Abed Elsamna, whom, within a few minutes of our conversation, I earmarked as a budding self-made millionaire. He had found his passion. He was innovative, he was a people person, and he asked until he got a “yes” (he had spent several months convincing his spouse, who was also in finance, that it would be worth the risk to leave his secure job in finance). Above all, he was willing to risk failure in order to experience success. Although ...

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