Would You Like To Become Rich? A Proven Path

Why not follow a proven path to success?

What the end looks like will depend on what you did along the way.
What the end looks like will depend on what you did along the way. | Source

Here are the standards one of America’s richest, and most respected men set for himself and encouraged in others:


Realize that time has value, and use it accordingly.

Choose a life’s work you truly enjoy doing.

Never compromise your character.

Set an example that people important to you will want to follow.

Never waste something that can be used for a good purpose.

Maximize your talents; they are your unique edge.

Something worth doing is worth doing over and over again.

Always strive to make life as simple as possible.

Do nothing that will be hurtful.

Accept responsibilities by being responsible.

Realize that some things take more time than others.

Find the joys in innovating.


How do you match up to this “daily dozen”?

His name was Marshall Field and he played a major role in making Chicago, Illinois a world class city and a western hub of American business. He took the time to learn and perfect wholesale and retail business. He had many business partners over the years who contributed to his success while he contributed to their success.

While Marshall Field was not afraid to expand and grow his business, he boiled his business motto down to these words: “Give the lady what she wants.” It wasn’t just good enough to contend that the shopper is always right (someone else’s saying of his day.) He believed in giving exceptional quality at a reasonable price, and in a setting which bespoke real class.

These standards and sustained effort led him to a level of business and personal success widely admired and imitated..

His charitable giving made a difference that has lasting value even today. He proved the value of the standards he set for himself and demonstrated by example.

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© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Your title got my attention and the article kept my attention! Great values to live by. Inspiring hub. Many votes and sharing. Thanks!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Victoria Lynn: If someone wants to follow the 154 year history of the Marshall Field's department store (the first to qualify for that title) they can check the fine article on it available at wikipedia. It does not include his standards which are included here in my words.


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

These are excellent values for life that everyone should hear and so glad you shared them with us...and like Victoria your catchy title caught my eye...which is what writing an article is all about...well done...up & beautiful...cheers


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Fantastic hub. Definitely words to live by, regardless of whether or not you want to be rich. Voted up, more and shared.


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven

I loved reading this. Very interesting. Thank you for sharing!


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

good report, though we are slightly different. but we can still be friends. viva la difference


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noenhulk 4 years ago

Voted up! It is still the perseverance and how the techniques work to become rich is what I believe. It is not what you called destiny.


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StephenCowry 4 years ago

I guess there's great discipline behind someone who is living his or her dreams. This is an inspirational hub, thanks for sharing. Voted up.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Who could resist a man who's motto is "Give the lady what she wants."

Brilliant words from Mr. Marshall Fields and Perspycacious!


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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

It is possible for someone to become rich! Thank you for the advice!


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catgypsy 4 years ago from the South

Great hub with great advice. Shared this!

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