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You are impatient, you may even be hungry, but you cannot shortcut need to spend time learning culture, building your business and your business relationships. The more so if your line wasn't business before net. Mine was, with 20+ years as an accountant that has been of enormous help. The environment and tools may be different, but business is still same thing it ever was. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. You still have to be business-like and strive at it to succeed.
I still have a long way to go, but I am happy to be getting there. On other hand, you can now take it from me (self- appointed expert!) that it certainly is possible -- my dad said it wasn't! You too might have close family and friends who discourage you. It would be easy to listen to them, to give up. Don't! Do they know net? Tell them (respectfully) to go ...
Having got this far, you can be sure that I will not be sitting back and resting on my laurels. I have some great friends and associates on net, some glowing testimonials, have plans for new products and better things for my business, more joint ventures ... I've only done that through learning, networking, making contacts, giving something of value and thinking, not just of money today, but of long-term rewards and benefits.
"It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich." Sarah Bernhardt, 19th century actress
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