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Business Lessons, Observations, and Mishaps

In gratitude for my professional experiences and the wonderful and selfless people I have been privileged to meet so far, I have archived some valuable lessons learned as a young businessman. I know I have a long way to go, but as long as you benefit from this list, it makes the sharing worth it. Enjoy!
 
  • Successful people are simply problem solvers.
  • Never ever toot your own horn.
  • Information breeds confidence.
  • Relationships are everything. Relationships are everything. Relationships are everything.
  • When asking a question, don't attempt to answer it yourself.
  • People can sense flakiness. Be yourself.
  • A handwritten "Thank You" note/card is always necessary to those who have had great impact on you personally and professionally.
  • Dress how you want to be addressed.
  • Keep your word.
  • Immediate follow-up is invaluable.
  • To be early is to be on time. To be on time is to be late.
  • Napkins belong in the lap, not on the table.
  • Give: do not hold back on lending your resources (time, wisdom, a key contact) to enrich someone else's life.
  • A sense of humor creates a favorable long-term impression.
  • Work comes before success. Commitment precedes achievement.
  • The only real measure of commitment is action.
  • The lack of patience can be very destructive.
  • Don't be afraid to ask questions.
  • Don't be afraid to fail.
  • Be specific. B-E Specific! Generalized thinking is the enemy of achievement.
  • Success is rarely a single person effort. Remember your path and thank those who have helped along the way.
  • God created us with two ears and one mouth for a reason.
  • Proverbs 11:2- "When pride comes, then comes shame; But with the humble is wisdom."

As long as I keep living I'm sure there will be plenty more lessons to learn which means plenty more that I'll share!

Thanks for stopping by!

Matthew







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