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Getting There

Gillian Zoe Segal

5 mins

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Getting There will inspire you to move towards your entrepreneurial dreams with the business journeys of six successful entrepreneurs.

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Getting There

Getting There

by Gillian Zoe Segal

Overview

For anyone who wants to improve their life, this Jim Rohn quote is vital information: "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." Looking to our role models, however, we often find that their popularity and lack of proximity keep us from becoming more like them. If the most influential people in the world were to become our 'five people,' how would our lives change? You can become more like your heroes if you open their books and read. For this reason, you are the average of the five authors you read the most.

Books and the internet make it more possible than ever before to close the distance and reputation gap. The greatest people in the world can be our mentors if we read, study, and emulate their lives.

In Getting There: A Book of Mentors, author Gillian Segal shares the stories of six people who started small and persevered through difficulties. Each of them created well-known and successful companies, some of which include Spanx, Teach for America, and Craigslist.

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Most behavior is habitual. They say the chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.

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