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Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx, and her four kids.

Spanx founder Sara Blakely learned an important lesson about failure from her dad — now she’s passing it on to her 4 kids

Sara Blakely's dad encouraged her to celebrate her failures and she's teaching her children to do the same. "One of the parenting things I think is so important is not praising the child, but praising the effort," she said.
Bill Gates said his father encouraged him to go out for sports.

14 successful people share the best advice they ever got from their dads

Father's Day is here, so we've collected the best advice super-successful business leaders ever got from their dads. Check out this insight from business titans like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Indra Nooyi.
Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you, says Sam Yagan.

Starting a company won’t make you a good CEO, the serial-entrepreneur cofounder of OKCupid says

Sam Yagan, the cofounder of OKCupid and SparkNotes who now serves as the CEO of ShopRunner, said it took more than a good idea to start a company and lead it successfully. It's combination of luck, failure, and surrounding yourself with people smarter than you.

5 signs you’re not as good at your job as you think, according to a career expert

Job success can lead to promotions, salary increases, and personal growth in your field. There are things that hold you back from career advancement, such as doing the bare minimum and needing constant direction. Here are five signs, from an expert, that you’re not as good at your job as you think.
Your boss’s impression of you is important, since he or she controls the projects you work on and whether you get promoted or fired.

5 signs your boss doesn’t like you as much as you think

Your boss’s impression of you is important, since he or she controls your projects and whether you get promoted or fired. Signs that your boss doesn’t like you can be subtle, since you’re working together in a professional capacity. Here are 5 signs your boss doesn't like you as much as you think.
Think before you say 'yes.'

9 things you should never be afraid to say no to at work

Learning to say no at work can make you more successful. Rejecting requests is a balancing act — you'll need to weigh your current workload and team goals against the needs and wants of others. Here are nine things that you should always say no to at work.
Megyn Kelly didn't get her breakout job until she was 39.

9 incredibly successful people who made their careers in their 30s

Plenty of successful people got their big career breaks in their 30s, including Jeff Bezos, Megyn Kelly, and Oprah Winfrey.
How parents raise their children may affect their performance in school and future success.

Our son gets straight As — here’s how we raised him to succeed

Getting straight As in school is an impressive accomplishment that can lead to success. How parents raise their children can better position them to succeed academically. Here’s how Scott and Frances Smith raise their 15-year-old son to get straight As in school.
Don't squander your long weekend.

16 things successful people do over long weekends

Memorial Day is almost here, which means many Americans will be getting some time off of work. Here are some expert tips on how to make the most of your three day weekend.
Don't wipe out this weekend.

11 things unsuccessful people do over long weekends

Memorial Day is nearly upon us. Make sure you set yourself up for success over Memorial Day weekend by avoiding these pitfalls, like working too much and ignoring loved ones.