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Before The Big League


Some people know what they want to do from an early age and focus on it relentlessly. Others are driven enough to reinvent themselves, changing careers and industries, and continuously pushing until they find what works for them. As a reminder that the path to success is not always linear, here are the highlights of what some successful people were doing at age 25:

wealthymattersMartha Stewart worked on Wall Street for five years as a stockbroker for Monness, Williams, and Sidel. Before that, she was a model, booking clients from Unilever to Chanel.In 1972, Stewart left Wall Street to be a stay-at-home mom. A year later, she started a catering business and became a household name and an empire unto herself.

At 25,Arianna Huffington was Arianna Stassinopolous,and after meeting famed journalist Henry Bernard Levin, she travelled to music festivals around the world with him as he wrote for the BBC. Now she is best known for her news website The Huffington Post, she is also an author,speaker and a syndicated columnist. Read more of this post

Go Sleep!


wealthymattersMy big idea is a very, very small idea that can unlock billions of big ideas that are at the moment dormant inside us. And my little idea that will do that is sleep.

I learned the hard way, the value of sleep. Two-and-a-half years ago, I fainted from exhaustion. I hit my head on my desk. I broke my cheekbone, I got five stitches on my right eye. And I began the journey of rediscovering the value of sleep. And in the course of that, I studied, I met with medical doctors, scientists, and I’m here to tell you that the way to a more productive, more inspired, more joyful life is getting enough sleep.

And we women are going to lead the way in this new revolution, this new feminist issue. We are literally going to sleep our way to the top, literally.

Because unfortunately for men, sleep deprivation has become a virility symbol. I was recently having dinner with a guy who bragged that he had only gotten four hours sleep the night before. And I felt like saying to him — but I didn’t say it — I felt like saying, “You know what? If you had gotten five, this dinner would have been a lot more interesting.” Read more of this post

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