Life in itself is somewhat complicated. But in order to succeed Marilyn Tam suggests simple steps that a can be taken to break the code of complexity.
Before turning into a board-certified corporate leader, executive coach, an internationally recognised author, and keynote speaker, Marilyn Tam was the CEO of Aveda Corp. She was also Vice President of Nike and the President of Reebok Apparel and Retail Group. She founded four successful companies. Currently, Marilyn Tam runs the Us Foundation as the leader and co-founder of the organisation.
Unfortunately, she didn’t have a privileged childhood or family life like many. Marilyn Tam grew up like a neglected and abused child in Hong Kong city. But her amazing life spirit didn’t allow her to give up. Marilyn Tam left her home as a teen to get an education in America as she decided to make her life and get success on her terms.
Marilyn Tam explains what can make us going
Marilyn Tam once said – all of us have a specific purpose in life. And when we live for that specific reason, it helps us endure even the unbearable. She is a fantastic thinker and strategy builder. Marilyn Tam believes life has already provided us with the tools to get what we want. In most cases, we don’t understand and identify them.
A success tip from Marilyn Tam
To succeed in life, try not to choose the safest path always. It’s not wrong to make mistakes if you can learn to listen to your heart's call and ignore fear.
Successful people are not different from us
People like Marilyn Tam are known as survivors. She thinks, according to her experiences. She believes successful people are no different from us. But, they know how to get over the daunting odds of life and keep moving.
You can’t succeed if you keep on fearing the unknown or overthink the failures. Acknowledge fear but do not let it dominate you. When you’re hesitant about a decision, map all possible outcomes in your mind and think of suitable strategies and action steps to handle the situations.
Odds of life are temporary
Learn from the setbacks. All failures and rejections in life are temporary. But you need to learn and identify what doesn’t work and then move to the next.
Have faith in yourself
Have faith in yourself and believe you deserve the best. Never think that you’re not good enough to achieve your dreams.
Research and seek help from mentors
It’s always good to get advice from experts with experience. You’ll learn how to handle the odds or bad times.
Learn to keep moving despite the odds
Marilyn, our top executive, says we shouldn’t live in regrets for past failures or become anxious about the future. We should only concentrate on the present because we can only change and improve what is at hand.
Listen to your intuitions and passion calls
Listen to your heart, passion, and intuitions. They can guide you and help you make better decisions.
Give everything you’ve got to your dreams
If you’re in love with your dream, collect your physical, mind, and spiritual energy and give them all to it. Get support from family, friends, vendors, business associates, or the community network if they can help. You don’t have to do everything on your own.
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Nii Ashalley is the inspirational voice at The Business Frontal. His uplifting quotes, dubbed "Ashalleyistics", have encouraged many entrepreneurs, start-ups and leaders to achieve their maximum potential. He is a seasoned counselor, a life and business coach and an author of many call to action business articles.