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Rarely do I meet a successful person that hasn't had some disastrous failures behind them. Over the years, I've learned to measure my success differently than most. I'm successful because I've got 2 fantastic children who I'm incredibly proud of and who are already showing potential well beyond my achievements at half my age.
Looking back at my life, though, I believe my success has come because of my failures – not despite them. I've got a pretty colorful history and made many bad decisions, but it wasn't until about 5 years ago that I stopped concentrating and trying to improve what I was kubi futhi ngaqala ukuthola ukuthi ngangiyini kuhle ku. Ngaqala ukuzizungeza nabantu abangihlulela futhi bangisiza ukuhlela kahle amakhono ami kunokugxeka ubuthakathaka bami.
In my wake, I've was kudlulisiwe ngifunda esikoleni esiphakeme, nginqunyelwe isikhundla e-US Navy, ngaba nesehlukaniso, ngaqala izinkampani ezimbalwa, ngalahlekelwa yindlu futhi ngathutha izingane zami (kabili). Ngakolunye uhlangothi, ngangineziqu zemfundo ephakeme emakolishi, ngangiyiGulf War Vet ehlotshisiwe nehloniphekile, eyayinomsebenzi wokukhulisa amabhizinisi amaningi aphumelelayo, ngaba nesandla ekuthengiseni inkampani emazweni omhlaba, futhi ngibe nekhaya eliphephile njengelilodwa ubaba onezingane ezi-2 ezithembekile nezisebenza kanzima.
I'm now fortunate enough to help run a growing company that I helped to build the original business plans for. I'm still not wealthy, nor do I care about being so. My family still lives in an apartment. Any money that I have left over each payday goes to my son's tuition or is reinvested in new ventures. As long as I have a happy family and a roof over my head, I'm one happy guy!
Ukube ubungangibuza izehlakalo ezinkulu kakhulu ezishintshe impilo yami, nginezimbili:
- Ukuhlukanisa kwami. Bengingubaba onothando kodwa angikaze ngikukhombise ngize ngibhekane nethuba lokulahlekelwa yizingane zami. Isehlukaniso sami senza impilo yami yonke ibe ngeso lengqondo.
- Ukusula kwami enkampanini. Ngemuva kokuqongelela imali enkampanini yendawo eyayingekho eshadini, ngabekwa ngaphansi kwabaphathi abasha ababecabanga ukuthi ngiyingozi futhi ngakhishwa ngomnyango. Ngafika ekhaya, ngahlala kusofa, ngabiza umngani uDarren Grey noPat Coyle.
Pat put me to work immediately and I've never looked back. I also changed my attitude about myself and my worth to a business. I was never an isisebenzi futhi, futhi ngiqhubeke nokusebenza nezinkampani ezizonothisa impilo yami ngenkathi ngisebenza ukucebisa ezazo.
My advice to any young person is that the sooner you figure out what your strengths are and how to avoid positions or opportunities that don't capitalize on them, the sooner you'll find happiness. With happiness comes success.