” You want be young and have fun, that’s great. But while you’re having fun, someone you don’t see is studying and preparing. You might end up working for that person. No one wants to hear that! But I try to tell young people: You want to be the one signing the front of the check, not the back. “


” I am very, very conscious of time. I always wear two watches. People ask me, ‘Why do you do that?’ Because I was late once,and it cost me a huge opportunity. “


” I have one of those old-fashioned mothers who told me every single day, ‘Son, you can do or be anything that you want to do or be.’ And I believed it. I bought into it 100%. “


” I’ve said that if you’re not doing something that you’re passionate about, you’re compromising yourself every single day. “


” So many men have holes in their souls the shape of their fathers. You can pass that on to your kid, or you can do something about it, and I’m seeing a lot of men doing something about it. “


” I had never gone to college. I was not from a politically connected family. I had no money of my own. Who is going to do business with you? “


” Baby steps count, too, as long as you’re moving forward. “


” When you’re doing something you’re truly passionate about, there is no plan B. “


” No matter what you accomplish, when you’re doing something you’re truly passionate about… the opportunities are always going to be bigger. “


” My first ambition in life, I made up my mind I was going to become Miles Davis. I studied music, music theory. I played trumpet for nine years. One day, my mother explained, ‘You can’t be Miles Davis. There’s one, and he’s got that job. “



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I am very, very conscious of time. I always wear two watches. People ask me,


I have one of those old-fashioned mothers who told me every single day,
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So many men have holes in their souls the shape of their fathers. You can pass that on to your kid, or you can do something about it, and I
I had never gone to college. I was not from a politically connected family. I had no money of my own. Who is going to do business with you?
Baby steps count, too, as long as you
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No matter what you accomplish, when you
My first ambition in life, I made up my mind I was going to become Miles Davis. I studied music, music theory. I played trumpet for nine years. One day, my mother explained,
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