Magazine article Success

Find Your Place

Magazine article Success

Find Your Place

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The YouEconomy has been good to me.

In 20051 left the best-paying job I'd ever had and went out on my own as a freelance writer. But three years later I was depressed and broke. I couldn't understand it. I was a decent writer--why was I barely scraping by? The stress of making ends meet convinced me to take another full-time job while keeping a few clients on the side.

Fortunately, that full-time job was at SUCCESS. For the next four years, first as managing editor and then as senior editor of the magazine, I had the opportunity to meet, interview and work with some of the finest entrepreneurs, experts and achievers in the world. 1 began to see why my attempt to join the YouEconomy had failed.

Two reasons: First, I was totally unprepared for the emotional toll of working solo. Negative thinking, lack of self-discipline, and loneliness sabotaged me. Second, I had zero business knowledge and made zero effort to learn. …

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