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4 Traits of Successful People


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Practical Lessons to be Learned

Success. Webster’s Dictionary defines success as having the correct or desired outcome. The trick is our desired outcome is highly subjective and personal; yet in the business of originating reverse mortgages we do have some general benchmarks by which we can measure it.s-jobs-next

In observing and working with highly-successful individuals, I have observed several key traits that often are overlooked. Here are just a few for each of us to consider as we sharpen our minds, attitudes, and daily activities.

1. Successful individuals focus on improved performance. Quality over quantity. A diligent employee or salesperson is admired in the short term but what quality do managers and business owners look for in the long run? Performance.

2. Embracing uncertainty. If you primarily seek stability and predictably you have …

3. Lesson learned. Thomas Edison said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 1,000 ways that won’t work.” Failure is not a verdict of our value but rather a teacher…

4. Trailblazing. Opportunities are rarely handed to us. Successful individuals understand this and create their own opportunities…

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