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The Power of Being Yourself: A Game Plan for Success--by Putting Passion into Your Life and Work by Joe Plumeri

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Principle 3

Cut Your Own Path

I was only six years old in 1950 when my grandfather died of a heart attack. He was just fifty-nine years old and had always been a presence in my life. He told me when I was young that to gain respect you go out there and earn it your own way. You work harder than the next guy, you do your job better than the next guy, and you choose your own destiny, and no one can say nothin’ except Job well done.

My grandfather always believed in spreading good cheer and making people feel good. He was an upbeat guy. When he died his wake was in the Villalba Club, named for the town back in Sicily where my grandfather and so many others in the neighborhood immigrated from. There were lines of people waiting to go see his body. ...

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