4 Lessons From Greek Philosophy to Improve Your Business and Life
There is nothing wrong with achieving monetary success; however, you should never compromise your principles in its pursuit.
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It was founded in the early 3rd century BC and revolves around 3 basic ideas:
You are only as strong as the people around you.
You can control whom you interact with, so build a strong personal and professional coalition: hire people with positive energy and create a circle of friends from different backgrounds for engaging conversations.
"The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best."
If you're rejected multiple times, it does not mean your ideas should be abandoned. Instead, use feedback as valuable insight.
There is often a solution if you are open to constructive criticism.
Always think about how you can improve your daily life.
Review your regular work routines and project procedures.
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