7 Secrets to Success by a Forbes “30 Under 30” Leader



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This article was originally published on MOGUL by Tiffany Pham

Forbes “30 Under 30” was a wonderful achievement, but the path to it wasn’t always an easy one; a great amount of hard work, persistence, and determination came into play every day. In each facet of my life, whether it was working as the Director of Business Development at CBS, serving as a producer on a critically-acclaimed documentary, or operating as the Founder & CEO of MOGUL, a platform for women reaching 18 million people per week, I have lived by the below 7 mottos, which made me the best version of myself that I could be. My hope is that these must-know secrets will help you as you navigate your way to achieving your professional dreams:

Secret #1: Never Stop Moving

Even If You Fail, Fail Fast and Fail Forward. From the steps of the library at Harvard Business School to the board room at MOGUL, I have learned to always be on the move. I encourage you to pick out a comfortable pair of shoes that can bring you anywhere, anytime.

Secret #2: Speak Concisely, With Confidence

I have learned to be communicative, to establish transparency with my team by expressing my thoughts in a clear and concise manner. Practice listening before speaking in order to fully digest the situation and understand what is being asked of you in the moment. However, when sharing your thoughts, I’ve found that having bold-colored lips certainly boosts your confidence as you express yourself.

Secret #3: Remain Classy In All Situations

I have learned to establish a memorable presence from a young age; especially when striking deals during social outings, it is important to stay classy. You should always have a dress in your closet that makes you feel confident when out on the town at a swanky business or social event.

Secret #4: Respect Yourself

I am organized at home and at work, and that’s apparent in the way I dress as well. Keep things simple, structured, and clean.

Secret #5: Maintain Your Position

When negotiating, it is important to initially hold your ground. Maintain your position and your composure, and take that time to observe and understand the other side.

Secret #6: Be Efficient Whenever Possible

My morning routine is extremely light. I shower, let my hair air-dry naturally as I head to my next meeting, and have a staple pair of earrings that can make any outfit pop.

Secret #7: Continue Glowing

Being prepared for the day ahead with a clear mind enables me to establish clear goals to accomplish. Feeling good about your skin only bolsters your confidence and helps you face the day’s to-dos with grace and a suave demeanor. By day’s end, I maintain clarity and focus for the day ahead by using this.

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