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Projecting Yourself as a Champion

Earn respect by projecting an image of yourself that people take seriously.

This story appears in the July 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Entrepreneurs who want to be taken seriously must act like champions, maintaining positive attitudes as they pursue their goals, no matter what the circumstances. Knowing that we can and will triumph where there is no guaranteed path to success is what separates us from everyone else.

Your drive is the magnet that draws others to you, cultivating extraordinary business possibilities for everyone involved. You earn the respect of others who trust in your fortitude, professionalism and ability to get things done. Your personal power increases when other people believe in and support your efforts.

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