MY SECRET TO SUCCESS

OPINION
By JEROME DE LA FUENTE
July 26, 2019

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BE KIND : A lot of people feel that once they’re a boss or once they’re a leader or manager, they feel like they have to be mean or they have to exert their authority. And I don't believe that. If they see that you're a kind person that genuinely cares about them, they're going to work harder for you, which makes you look good.
    
DEVELOP YOUR REPLACEMENT : Do not make yourself irreplaceable. Make the people around you better. [I’m] only be as successful as the team around me and the people that I developed around me.
    
STAY IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL : It's a 24/7/365 job, and if you don't take the time to either build equity with a company or learn from mentors or find mentors because you get frustrated because you worked a 16, 17-hour shift, you're going to very easily burn yourself out. It's not a sprint. It's definitely a marathon.

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