- Business and Employment
Would You Like To Become Rich? A Proven Path
Why not follow a proven path to success?
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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