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Lessons For Living

 By Joe Ball | CNBNews Contributor


Being in business for over 50 years, and living 80 years, I have met a lot of people. I have learned from them, plus from my own experiences. Screen Shot 2020-06-27 at 14.30.57

Following are some of the remembered lessons:

1.) Stay away from lawyers.

2.) Have an open mind, and an open door.

3.) Find a way to reach your goals.

4.) Have a strong, firm handshake.

5.) Do not hear the first “No”.

6.) Do it now.

7.) Persevere. Persevere. Persevere.

8.) Give before you get.

9.) Be yourself.

10.) Don’t try to make the last dollar. Let other people live. Avoid being the richest person- -in the cemetery.

11.) Do business only when it’s (A.) Honest, (B.) Profitable, (C.) Without grief.

12.) Keep your word.

13.) Life has problems. See them as challenges and find a solution.

14.) Find something you like to do. It brings a happy life.

15.) Enjoy every day. Life is a gift.

16.) Laugh.


Published on April 14, 2011.

Joe Ball, Philadelphia-area publisher, advertising agency owner, and radio show producer, has been named chairman of the U.S. International Film & Video Festival judges committee in the Business-to-Business category. The subject materials are videos submitted by businesses, production firms, and advertising agencies from throughout the U.S. and internationally. Ball continues to lead American Advertising Services, 29 Bala Ave., Ste. 117, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004, a firm he founded 55 years ago.

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