How an Accounting Designation Opened Doors

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At Student Works, we’re incredibly privileged to play a role in the journeys of countless young and hungry entrepreneurs. For our participants, the long-term transformation that takes place from day one of training, to day one in the C-Suite, is inspiring. 

While many of our alumni seek to harness the entrepreneurial skills they cultivated during our program into starting their own business, others choose alternate routes. One of the joys of recording our Leaders of Tomorrow Podcast is the chance we get to touch base with all those who have worked with us and hear about the unique paths that they have forged for themselves.
Kristen Cornell, a former Student Works Manager, now serves as the Director, Financial Systems at OMERS.

Kristen Cornell (Source: LinkedIn)

From day one, she was keenly aware that the entrepreneurial path that many of her peers were taking didn’t align with her risk-averse nature. However, as Chris Thomson noted in an insightful conversation with Kristen on the podcast, she had a “big engine” for getting things done, and she didn’t want to waste fuel on a career that didn’t fulfill her inherent desire to work hard. 

So she got her CPA and began her career in the accounting world. While many people envision accounting as crunching numbers, there’s far more to the designation than is commonly understood. 

Here’s how an accounting designation can open doors in your career:

It Demonstrates your Work Ethic

Getting your CPA is no easy feat. The exams are “rigorous and intense”, according to Kristen, and they require great motivation and preparation to succeed at. 

“Having a designation, even if you don’t end up working in the field speaks to your ability to both follow through on a commitment, [and] your ability to work hard … I still think employers look at it as a differentiator and the fact that I have that designation, it’s less about being an accounting expert, and more about the caliber of a person who goes through a program like that,” she shared.

The System is Proven

Another one of the great things about getting your CPA is the stability that comes with working within a reliable industry. 

“The system is so strong that if you follow the steps and you do what you’re supposed to do, you will be successful,” Kristen told Chris.  

This stands in direct contrast with the entrepreneurial lifestyle that comes along with a host of unknowns that directly repel the risk-averse among us.  

At the end of the day, regardless of external factors, accountants have a skillset that is perennially in demand, and for that reason, Kristen was all in.

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3 Tips for Running a Successful Brewery

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While it’s more likely within the realm of entrepreneurship, it’s rare to see somebody who has completely merged their professional life with their passion. 

But Jeremy White? He did just that.

Jeremy White (right) (Source: The Nova Scotia Advocate)

Starting a business is no easy feat. Growing that business is a whole other beast. So what enabled Rick to accomplish all that and more? 

This Student Works alumnus went from participating in our program, to spending over a decade in Costa Rica, to purchasing farmland in Nova Scotia (sight unseen, we might add), to turning that property into Spruce Brewing.

Do you have whiplash yet? Allow us to rewind a couple steps. Upon moving to The Maritimes, Jeremy and his wife immediately took to their new home. In fact, they dreamed of starting a business that would allow them to spend most of their time on their beautiful property. 

The only downside? Jeremy, a beer lover who had planted hops plants and dabbled in homebrewing, found himself continually put off by the quality of craft beer in his area. 

Do you see where this is going? In 2012, they broke ground on a modest 2000 square foot 7 barrel brewery that aimed to push the limits on experiential and experimental beer. However, being the growth-oriented top performer that he is, Big Spruce Brewing has since scaled to include an additional 40 barrel facility!

In a conversation with Chris Thomson on our Leaders of Tomorrow Podcast, Jeremy divulged the habits and belief systems that led Big Spruce to become the craft beer power player it is today:

Controlled Motivation

Like all top performers, Jeremy’s a go-getter. In fact, he described his tenacity as “terrier-like” in its ability to keep him fighting until he achieves his desired result. 

“We see people get into the business with brewing backgrounds who are incapable of hitting the mark with brand quality in a way that really stirs the emotion of the beer consuming public like we have,” he explained.

The secret to his immense success? That terrier-like tenacity he so expertly defined.

“We’re blown away by how despite lack of experience and skills, we managed to achieve what we’ve achieved, and I think most of it is a controlled motivation to be the best at something,” he said. 

Pride of Product

According to Jeremy, the craft beer industry has many players that focus on the wrong aspects of their venture. He claims that all brewers have a key question they need to address before beginning operations: Are you gonna be all about beer, or all about business?

“If you choose beer, and that’s what we chose, you don’t do so at the cost of business, you don’t ignore business. You make your decisions based on what is best for your beer. You don’t make a lowest common denominator decision on what the cheapest ingredient for your beer is, because that may not be the best ingredient for your beer, it’s just the best decision for your income statement,” he told Chris. 

In fact, this steadfast pride of product dates back to Jeremy’s days with Student Works.

“For me there was always a guilt factor over not doing something to the best it could be done. I couldn’t step away. I look back to stepping away from a house where if I didn’t think that third floor dormer window was absolutely as good as the ones down next to the front door, there’d be a guilt factor and I’d bring a ladder over on a Saturday and go up and fix it. It just had to be perfect,” he explained.

If that early mentality isn’t a strong indicator for future success, we don’t know what is! 

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Tips from the C-Suite: Helpful Advice for Emerging Entrepreneurs

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Rick Eastwood, known for running one of Canada’s 50 Best Privately Managed Firms, is a bona fide powerhouse. He’s been with it for over 28 years, and did we mention it’s valued at over $100m. Yeah, that kind of powerhouse.

Rick Eastwood (Source: LinkedIn)

Starting a business is no easy feat. Growing that business is a whole other beast. So what enabled Rick to accomplish all that and more? 

“When you start running your own business and you learn what’s involved in the success of being an entrepreneur, those habits apply to any business. The hard work and the determination and the unbelievable persistency with respect to always being on it. [I developed those habits] when I was 21 years old [as a Students Works Manager], and I’d say at 55 I’m still going strong” Rick told Chris Thomson on our Leaders of Tomorrow Podcast. 

Our Managers can attest that we’re always touting the importance of mentorship while also encouraging them to be transparent and learn from mistakes. The fact is, there is no rule book for taking your company to the top, but there are, as Rick shared, habits that you can develop to ensure you’re prepared to weather any storm.

Grab a notepad, because throughout his interview, Rick shared many helpful tips for running a business that young entrepreneurs can benefit from understanding:

Cash is King

When operating a business, it’s imperative that you don’t conflate revenue with cash.

“You know the old expression, ‘revenue is vanity, profit is sanity, cash flow is reality’? It’s cash first. So if you’re starting a business, really prepare for that. All the sales are going to take longer to come in, all the expenses are going to be higher than you expected,” Rick forewarned. 

Don’t place all your Eggs in one Basket

Not to cause alarm, but according to Rick:

“You have to assume that you’re going to lose all of your business tomorrow,” he shared. 

While the idea of that occurring is certainly a doomsday scenario for any entrepreneur, Rick didn’t share it to merely stoke fear in your heart.

In fact, he learned this lesson the hard way. In its earlier days, Rick’s firm was in a vulnerable position. One of his top clients was accounting for the vast majority of his revenue, and when they pulled their business, the state of his firm was threatened. In the aftermath, he vowed to never allow something like that to happen again by ensuring that moving forward, his company could afford to lose any client and remain resilient. 

Commit to your Success

As all of our trainees are aware, success takes years to cultivate. To that point, Rick shared the common saying, “I spent my entire life becoming an overnight success”.

“Things take a lot longer than you expect. There’s no quick fix, there’s no easy money, it doesn’t exist. There is no such thing as luck, there’s timing … it’s a lot of hard work and it’s steady literally everyday,” he told Chris. Truer words! 

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What This VP Looks for in New Hires

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Dawson Currie has reached levels in his career that every emerging entrepreneur dreams of. For that reason, the Student Works Management Program is thrilled to have been an instrumental part of his journey to the top, where he now serves as the Area Vice President of Manufacturing, Food & Beverage at NetSuite.

Dawson Currie (Source: LinkedIn)

But first, let’s rewind! Before finding his way to us, Dawson fostered a keen interest in the results-oriented economy. As a teenager, Dawson was often frustrated by summer jobs that paid a set wage regardless of how hard he worked. He, like many other Student Works Management Program alumni, struggled to understand why his less-motivated coworkers were making the same money as he was for doing half the work. It was during this time that the entrepreneurial fire in his belly, the one that led him to where he is now, was stoked.  

Dawson sat down with Chris Thomson on our Leaders of Tomorrow Podcast to discuss his rise to professional stardom and get granular about what he looks for in a team.

“I’ve been fortunate to have some very good hires. I definitely take that approach [that follows:] you don’t look at 3 people and hire 3 people because you have 3 openings. Right? You look at 10, 20, 30 people to hire the best and the brightest” he told Chris. 

With this in mind, here are the two non-negotiable qualities he scans for in new hires:

Hard Work Ethic

Dawson’s motto is simple, “work hard, play hard, have fun”.

There’s a reason why every C-Suite executive touts the importance of hard work when discussing how they arrived at their success. Committing yourself wholeheartedly to your business is the only way it will grow sustainably. 

“You can’t teach someone to work hard. You either have the motivation yourself to do it or not,” he said.

Chances are, if you’re reading this, you probably have that one covered!

Coachability

Every leader can agree, there’s a fantastic synergy that arises when working alongside new talent that is eager to learn and grow with your company.

“I can teach someone about the industry. I can teach someone technology. I can surround that person with the right people to help support them to do their job. But if you’re not going to work hard and you’re not coachable to learn over time, [then my team isn’t] aligning ourselves with the people who are gonna help us win” he shared. 

One key component of being a coachable team member is being humble enough to know that everyone, at all times, always has more to learn. 

“If you think you know everything about sales, it’s probably about time you retire from sales,” Dawson joked. 

At the end of the day, he cites that his team’s shared focus on a common goal is the unifying factor that allows his organization to grow. 

So while his new hires may not walk in the door on day one completely confident in their role, he can be certain that they will adapt in no time due to their intrinsic work ethic and coachability! 

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Top Leadership Tips for Growing Your Business

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Adel Jawhary was far from your average student during his university days. 

Adel Jawhary (Source: LinkedIn)

While many students take on part-time jobs, Adel was busy starting an immensely successful business. Over the past five years, the Owner and Executive Director of Rydel Roofing grew his yearly company revenues from $500,000 to over $6 million and counting.

This exponential growth led Rydel Roofing to become one of the top 50-75 fastest growing companies in the country, and Adel started his business while he was in school. 

Impressed? So were we! Adel, a Student Works Management Program alumni, told Chris Thomson on our Leaders of Tomorrow podcast that his time in our program was the pivotal catalyst that enabled him to unlock his potential. 

So what does it take to become a formidable leader that is constantly setting the bar higher for themselves and others? Adel shared his top leadership tips, and you won’t want to miss them:

Set an Example

While it’s all fun and games to let the water cooler conversation veer into the personal from time to time, it’s imperative that leaders don’t get carried away and forget their influence on their company by acting unprofessional. 

“You’re trying to be somebody that, especially when you’re growing a company of this size, you’re going to have people that are twice your age [working for you] and you have to think of yourself as somebody who always wants to set an example,” Adel shared. 

At the end of the day, your team has to view you as a mentor or guide. When you’re a leader that respects themselves and their team by maintaining professional decorum, your team will return the favour. 

Stay Ambitious

As we always say at Student Works, success isn’t lucky and it isn’t born, it’s made. Adel is a shining example of this idiom in action. 

“Being a leader is really tough. It has a lot of challenges. It’s not always this pretty thing that’s advertised. So you have to have [a very strong sense of] ambition to push through it” he warned.

The easiest way to maintain your ambition while rolling with the inevitable punches that come along with running a business? Love what you do. 

“What really drove me [toward] running a business … is that it’s just extremely exciting. On a day to day basis you’re just always doing different things, you’re always thinking, you’re always problem solving,” Adel shared. 

In fact, he identifies his work as “more of a lifestyle” than a job. 

Overcome your Fears

Before Adel started Rydel Roofing, fear of the endless unknown nearly paralyzed him.

“Any opportunity, when it first comes about, you’re super excited about it and it seems great. But then you start to think about it and a week later [all these] negative thoughts start coming into place. And then you start doubting yourself. Am I able to do this? Am I able to fit things in? Can I afford to do this?” he confessed. 

However, instead of cowering away from his dreams, Adel charged head first into the mystifying risks that always loom ahead on the path toward a brighter future. 

“[Nowadays,] I put myself into this state where I remove choice from being an option, where it’s like, I have to make it happen.” he said.

And the rest is history! 

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A Superstar Performer’s Key Takeaways from Her Time with Student Works

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Alexandra Gendron has leadership embedded in her DNA.

Alexandra Gendron (Source: LinkedIn)

This superstar performer won Rookie Operator of the Year in her first year with Student Works, and her success has only grown since. 

Serving as one of our first window cleaning District Managers, Alexandra took on the challenge with a positive mindset. And in the spirit of being of service, she’s now a mentor for new Student Works Management Program recruits, in addition to running her own team. 

In a conversation with Chris Thomson on our Leaders of Tomorrow Podcast, Alexandra got candid about her ambitious nature and how it guides her in everything that she does. 

Here are her key business takeaways from her time with us at Student Works:

Focus on the Solution

When it comes to running a business, any C-suite executive will tell you that dwelling on all the problems you need to solve serves only to limit your potential.

“I think top performers really have a solution-oriented mindset. They get thrown a lot of challenges every single day, and instead of dwelling on them and focusing on them, they’re constantly thinking, “how can I actually solve this right now?” Alexandra shared. 

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on business operations across the globe. Top performers, however, have been able to pivot and adapt to keep things as close to “business as usual” as possible. 

Alexandra is one of them. But at first? She was very resistant to the change. 

After hiring a new team, training them, and booking clients, she couldn’t believe she had to change her approach. However, being the leader that she is, she flipped the script and began viewing the new business landscape as an opportunity for growth.

“[I began asking myself] how is this year going to help us? How are we going to create everything we want? And when you start looking at it as an opportunity, there’s just so much you can discover there,” she explained to Chris.

Her new approach even led to uncovering innovative ways to find business. 

“Last year half the team didn’t even have a Facebook page and this year we were able to book tens of thousands of dollars through Facebook and Instagram … there’s just so many little things that we’ve learned through it,” she beamed. 

Strive for Balance

Running a business requires unwavering dedication and hard work, but it doesn’t have to be an endless grind to the top. 

“It’s great to be hitting all our goals, but at the same time work-life balance is super super important,” she explained. 

Burn out is debilitating, and it’s imperative that leaders understand their limits and replenish their energies wherever they can. This enables them to put their best foot forward each day in all aspects of their lives.

“[I ask my team] what are you doing to have fun this week? When are you taking time off? It’s great you hit that sales goal! How are you going to reward yourself?” she said.

Now that’s the kind of boss every company needs.

Inspiration

“I’m only as successful as the people who are around me,” he remarked.

One of the key pillars of a profitable business is a motivated team.  

“I have had to put [the people I work with] through courses, spend time coaching [them], give them some good guidance, and help them get [going in] the right direction,” he said.

A leader who is generous with his or her time, and provides both detailed feedback and a soundboard to discuss any issues one might have is, simply put, the gold standard. 

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The Unique Abilities of Top Performing Executives

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Richard Simtob, like you if you’re reading this article, is not like the rest. 

Richard Simtob (Source: LinkedIn)

A serial entrepreneur with experience across a broad range of industries, Richard hustles hard and his long and fruitful entrepreneurial career is the trophy he has to show for it. 

During his time with Student Works, a period in which he put pedal to the metal 7 days a week, Richard exuded many qualities of a budding top performer. He worked relentlessly, focused on communication, and possessed the fire in his belly that led him to go on to become the powerhouse he is today. 

However, according to Richard, he would’ve never reached the heights he soars at presently without his unique abilities.

In a conversation with Chris Thomson on our Leaders of Tomorrow Podcast, Richard unpacked exactly what he identifies as a ‘unique ability’.

“If i’m doing something and it doesn’t feel like work, and I can’t believe how quickly time flies, that’s probably [my] unique ability,” he detailed. 

So what special skills does Richard have in his arsenal that he defines as his own unique abilities?

Fact Finding

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but historically, it’s left Richard entirely unscathed. 

“I like to uncover underlying issues, so wherever we are, in whatever situation, I like to find out what the core issue is.” he said, when explaining that nipping problems in the bud before they become troublesome has been one of the top strategies that has enabled him to run successful ventures. 

Negotiation

That inquisitive nature? It also acts as a transferable skill that aids Richard in negotiations.

“I have a landlord and I have a tenant and the landlord wants a high rent and the tenant wants to pay a low rent. There’s a number in there that makes sense to both [parties] and I’ve always been able to find that sweet spot,” he explained.

His track record speaks for itself – he’s consistently able to find a mutual way that everyone he works with can negotiate a beneficial deal for themselves. 

Inspiration

“I’m only as successful as the people who are around me,” he remarked.

One of the key pillars of a profitable business is a motivated team.  

“I have had to put [the people I work with] through courses, spend time coaching [them], give them some good guidance, and help them get [going in] the right direction,” he said.

A leader who is generous with his or her time, and provides both detailed feedback and a soundboard to discuss any issues one might have is, simply put, the gold standard. 

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MLSE Exec’s Secrets to Success

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Nick Eaves isn’t shy about sharing the secrets to his success.

Nick Eaves (Source: LinkedIn)

But long before he was the Chief Operating Officer at Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, he spent four years with Student Works. 

After hearing all about how his friend found meaning and purpose while running a summer business with us, Nick wanted in.

Since his days as a burgeoning leader, he’s confidently climbed a steady ladder of corporate achievement, and we are so fortunate that we get to tap into his knowledge base!

In a fascinating discussion with Chris Thomson, who was once Nick’s mentor, on our Leaders of Tomorrow Podcast, Nick generously shared his story with the listeners.

If you’re looking to achieve a career arc like his, take note of the powerful insights found within his secrets to success:

Stay Humble

According to Nick, believing that you’re special can come with some damning consequences.

“The reality is that none of us are that important, and as soon as we begin to think we are, then I think we got a problem,” he stated frankly. 

Nick believes he is merely one cog in the machine of his business, and that any leader who thinks they’re more than that is focused on the wrong stuff. 

“Those who are most successful are the ones who have really done everything inside of their business,” he says.

Bosses who are hands on, and prioritize working alongside their team are able to demonstrate that success comes from the efforts of the entire workplace ecosystem, not merely one person.

Stay the Course

Nick credits a large amount of his prosperity to the belief that bigger and better things would continue to come his way.

Instead of waiting blindly for the next opportunity, he “intentionally invested in decisions and behaviours that [he] felt confident would be rewarded.” he reflected. 

The caveat? “I was patient in allowing that reward to come,” he said. Don’t stand down, stay the course, and you’ll get where you’re trying to go. 

Stay Connected

“I’ve never done anything on my own, most people don’t,” he admitted.

If you’re smart, all the people you meet on your professional journey become a valuable network of resources you can tap into throughout your career. Nick urged young leaders to not lose sight of that, and to always remain in touch with their professional contacts in a meaningful, and symbiotic way. 

“Don’t be an inauthentic networker,” he warns. People can see right through it, and using others as pawns in your professional life is not the purpose of maintaining a vibrant community of contacts. 

The real value lies in helping others through obstacles you’ve previously experienced and metabolizing your networks tough lessons as your own so that you can avoid the setbacks they once faced.

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How Student Works Prepared Keith Ellis for his Career

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Keith Ellis has had a colourful career that speaks for itself. 

Keith Ellis (Source: LinkedIn)

The hard-working ethos that motivates Keith took hold early. In high school, he was a top-tier competitive gymnastics coach while additionally interning at a real estate firm. It was at the latter that he was offered the opportunity to get involved with Student Works.

That first year with us? He generated over $100,000 in sales. This was, of course, before he received his high school diploma. Yeah, you read that right.

His resume is impressively decorated with roles at Dell Canada, SAAS, EnerNOC, Honeywell, Global Payments Inc; and he currently is Director of Business Development at TransPerfect.

Did his Student Works experience help mould him to be the top performer he is today? Keith spoke to Chris Thomson on our Leaders of Tomorrow Podcast to explain why he thinks that just might be the case:

Confidence

When you’re in highschool, the thought of going out in two feet of snow and knocking on doors to pitch your painting services might sound like a daunting task. If it scared Keith, he didn’t let it get the best of him. In fact, he claims it was valuable training for his future. Nowadays, the thought of cold calling C-level executives doesn’t cause him to bat an eye. 

Oh, and speaking of confidence, Keith never lets a potential client hang up the phone until they have their next meeting in the calendar. You can write that pro-tip down!

Value

When it comes to sales, Keith insists the key to success is selling your potential customer on the value of what you’re offering. 

For most homeowners, their house is their most prized possession, and anyone they allow in to do contract work has got to know what they’re doing. 

“You’re protecting the most important asset someone owns,” said Keith, referring to his time with Student Works.

If you don’t understand your product, service, or customer, you’ll never be able to pitch yourself in a way that resonates and creates value.

Consistency

If you let one bad day on the job shake your confidence in a way that limits you from providing consistently great service, you still have much to learn. 

Keith doesn’t sweat the small stuff. “Student Works separates the boys from men on who’s able to stop and see the bigger picture and understand that there’s wins and there’s losses … I made tremendous profit on three out of five jobs and on some of the others, it’s okay, I kept my painters employed and maybe only made a 10% or 20% margin on some, but that’s the whole point, is that it’s a balance” Keith told Chris. 

We’re inclined to agree.

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How Brandon Cornish Broke Records with Student Works

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Brandon Cornish knows how to defy expectations.

Brandon Cornish (Source: LinkedIn)

In his first year with Student Works, he broke the all-time window cleaning rookie record, clocking nearly six figures in sales.

With this in mind, it may surprise you that just one year ago, Brandon never could’ve imagined himself in the position he’s in now. So what changed? 

In a conversation with Chris Thomspon on our Leaders of Tomorrow Podcast, Brandon divulged the secrets to his record-breaking success:

Stay Connected

When you think you’ve got it all figured out, you shut yourself off from learning. Brandon is keenly aware of this pitfall that many professionals succumb to, and credits his habit of staying connected to other top performers as what enables him to be one himself. 

Never be afraid to pick up the phone, call your colleagues, and see how they’re doing. You just might learn something from the bits and pieces of wisdom you learn from their journeys.

Stay Efficient

I strongly believe that all top performers are making the best use of their time … If they have something slotted off, they’re giving 100% effort” said Brandon. 

We can attest: He walks his talk! Though Brandon isn’t studying business and claims he couldn’t see himself in a sales position before Student Works, he credits “putting the time” in as a huge catalyst for his success. The more you sow, the more you reap. 

Stay Motivated

One interesting move from Brandon’s playbook is his habit of setting increasingly difficult goals to achieve, even after he fails to achieve them.

“What you have to do next week is increase the goal and make sure you make up for last week. So really, [you just have to stay] focused and committed to the finished result” said Brandon. 

And the comparison trap we all get sucked into from time to time? Dodge it. Brandon advises that keeping your head down, running at your own rate, and staying focused on and committed to achieving your individual goal is all you need to succeed. 

Stay Inspiring

When you use your voice and power for good, you inspire others to become better versions of themselves. Brandon suggests developing your communication skills and focusing on helping others as an avenue to begin cultivating a strong and passionate team.

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