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Work as hard as you can have two meanings

Work as hard as you can have two meanings

  1. If you're an employee or in a lifestyle business, your aim is not to get wealthy but to have a job, family and life.
  2. However, the founder, who works very hard, aims for something different. They are working towards the gold medal and trying to build a multi-billion dollar company. They have to get everything right, have great judgement, find the right team.

But working hard is only one of three parts. The other parts are what you work on, and who you work with. Shortchanging on any of these three will lead to difficulties.

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