It seems so simple when you think about it.
The “secret” to success in business (and life) is a fairly basic formula.
Start with being kind. Be thoughtful. Practice empathy. Be the kind of person you want others to be. The kind of person you are inspired by.
Add in an ability to work hard. Execute. Talk is cheap, do the hard work. That doesn’t mean blow out your life with hours upon hours of work Gary V-style. That means put in the hard work where and when its needed. Don’t be worried about getting your hands dirty. Don’t be above doing the work.
And then stay in the game. Don’t quit. Stick with it, be patient, and give yourself time to win.
Kindness + Hard Work + Longevity = Success. In anything.