4 Ways to Set Yourself Up for Universal Success

Katie Sweeney

In the past, most people had one career for their whole life. However, in today’s world, many people—especially celebrities—have multiple professions. All of this job changing makes me wonder: How can you be successful at everything? Business Insider recently asked Miki Agrawal, co-founder of Thinx, the period panties everyone was talking about awhile back, just that. Agrawal is a serial entrepreneur who was a professional athlete, banker, filmmaker, and restaurateur before she took on her current role. She has a “distinct perspective on leadership, the importance of hard work, and making sure you're surrounded by the right people,” Business Insider reports. Agrawal believes that in order to be successful, you have to set yourself up correctly. Here’s how she says it’s done.

  1. Surround yourself with people who will positively influence you. “You are the  average of the five closest friends you keep,” Agrawal says. Create a core group of friends who you can trust and count on.
  2. Eliminate the people who complain or hold you back. Get rid of the people who are negatively affecting your life. If someone is holding you back, move forward without them. "Don't let other people dim your flame," says Agrawal.
  3. Recognize your strengths and weaknesses. Look for team members whose strengths will complement you best.  If you are a great businessperson who wants to open a restaurant but you don’t know how to cook, find a chef to partner with who can execute your vision.
  4. Create a product that delivers. Take the time to research a worthy product that delivers on its promise. Agrawal and her team spent two years developing the technology for Thinx and didn’t stop until they had a product that functioned as they wanted it to.

Read more of Agrawal’s secrets to success on Business Insider.

Learn how changing your choices can change your life in Success Is Not an Accident.

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