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During another downturn several years back, I learned a new definition of success.

It was a time not unlike these times. Many companies have folded. Many people have been laid off.

In the eyes of the world, these companies would forever be tossed in the “failure” category. After all, didn’t they run their companies to the ground?

I was, at that time, the owner of a public relations agency struggling to keep my clients and my employees. While I was discouraged, I wasn’t defeated. But for sure, I didn’t feel like “success” either, until I met professor Erickson from the City College of San Francisco, where I had signed up for a complimentary small business management class.

Professor, how do you define success?” A dark-haired middle-aged woman at the front of the classroom raised her hand.

The grey-haired balding professor in a navy suit looked up from his lecture notes and turned in the direction of my classmate.

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Have you ever sat alone at a cafe, stared out the window and pondered this question:

“What do I wish my life to look like?”

One day, I did sit at a cafe. I saw the cars and people passing by, and did ask this very question. I wanted to be an entrepreneur. I wanted to build a company filled with happy people and clients. I wanted to do good work that has impact and makes a difference in the lives of others.

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