I realized I had been telling myself that it was okay to be miserable now, because in a few months, I’d be through all this.

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But that wasn’t good enough. I didn’t want to do that. What I needed to do was enjoy every day, because every day is precious. It all just hit me so hard. It was clear that I needed a major attitude adjustment more than anything else. All of these issues still exist, but I’m not…

…we don’t have all that much time on earth. Being miserable every day at work is just no way to live.

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I believe there’s an intrinsic motivation within everybody, and a leader’s challenge is to get at that. You get at that by showing people that they’re important, not in a phony way, but by your actions.

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I found that you succeed by defining the strategy, goals, and objectives in clear, understandable terms. More important, you succeed by making sure that everyone in game-breaker positions sign off on the goals and accepts them as their own. Without that, you don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell.

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For me, business has always been about more than just having a healthy bottom line. That’s just a byproduct of doing things right. The real fun comes from pulling together as a team and knowing that, no matter who sinks the winning basket, everyone had a hand in the victory.

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We expect our staff to think on its feet and ask, “why not do it this way?” Creativity and innovative thinking are more suppressed in companies here than in Denmark.”

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Building a loyal staff who really buys into the company culture is extremely important.

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Business is all about personal relationships.

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Most young entrepreneurs have a need to show people that they know a lot…

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…I learned that people don’t want to be told how to do something. They want to be told, “we’re going in this direction,” and then be given the opportunity to show their own energy and creativity and make things happen… …when I get out of the way and let people do what I’ve hired them…

Once I started letting go and letting God, I became a new person at work. I still worked as hard as ever but I began to work a lot smarter.

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I began to see God in every person, meaning I could finally recognize that everyone had unique talents and abilities. If I let people express those talents, they could take a lot of the load off my shoulders. When I finally let go and let God, I allowed people’s talents to come forth. I learned…