Lucky in business? Maybe

Hard Work – is one of the Keys

I suppose we have all heard "that" statement from our dads as we were growing up. Remember what he used to say? -  "No one ever died of hard work".

I read somewhere about Bill Brit who was one of the most successful distributors in the Amway organisation. The television people did a feature story on Amway and during the interview they asked Mr Brit what was his secret. He replied "There is no secret. I simply showed the plan to 1,200 people. Around 900 said no and only 300 signed up.

Out of those 300 only 85 did anything at all, the rest fell by the wayside. Out of the 85 only 35 were serious and out of those 35, 11 made me a millionaire". Bill Brit learned what it was to work hard and to never give up.

According to Richard Poe "Wave three", while starting Amway, Richard De Vos and Jay Van Andle, some of America’s richest people, recruited over 500 people. Everyone dropped out except for 5 and those 5 people built Amway to the $7 billion plus business that it is today.

Your success is directly related to the degree to which you are willing to commit yourself and work hard.

A very successful businessman was once told by an admirer that he was a very very lucky man. The businessman turned and quietly remarked "You’re right, I am lucky. But I have found that the harder I worked the luckier I got."

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