Union Dime, Inc. tries to live by the Investors Business Daily’s “10 Secrets to Success.”

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  1. How You Think is Everything.
    Always be positive. Think success, not failure. Beware of a negative environment. Your reality is what you focus on.

  2. Decide Upon Your Dreams and Goals.
    Write down specific goals and develop a plan to reach them.

  3. Take Action.
    Goals are nothing without action. Don’t be afraid to get started now. Just do it. Massive rejection is the key to success.

  4. Never Stop Learning.
    Go back to school or read books. Get training and acquire skills.

  5. Be Persistent and Work Hard.
    Success is a marathon, not a sprint. Never give up.

  6. Learn to Analyze Details.
    Get all the facts and all the input. Learn from mistakes, preferably from others. It is cheaper.

  7. Focus Your Time and Money.
    Don’t let other people or things distract you.

  8. Don’t Be Afraid to Innovate, Be Different.
    Following the herd is a safe way to mediocrity.

  9. Deal and Communicate with People Effectively.
    No person is on an island. Learn to understand and motivate others.

  10. Be Honest and Dependable; Take Responsibility.
    Otherwise, numbers 1-9 won’t matter.