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Measure Your Success By Lifestyle, Not Numbers

I love when entrepreneurs post their yearly earnings. That kind of transparency demystifies MONEY (trigger!) and creates positive community based on sharing, rather than cloak & daggers.

But these numbers don't tell the story you really need to hear.

Someone could be grossing half a million dollars and netting in the negative due to overhead (i.e. building rentals, big staff) or poor investment/saving (MONEY trigger!)

Specifying net profit is a fix.

But it's still not the story.

What you're actually looking for is 

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You Can Come Back From the Dead

I, too, didn't want to die. Even in the moments when I thought I would.

I have felt the rage at being so unloved you wonder if you were born just so someone could hate you.

I have fallen into the hole in my heart and couldn't crawl out for 12 hours.

I've had the wave subsume me until I was nothing but a body of pain.

And I've crawled back from the dead.

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inspiration, my lifeSophia Chang
Genius Chang and the Berenstain Bears: Why Competition and Jealousy Are My Friends

Raise your hand if you had that annoying genius cousin your parents always compared you to. (Oh are you Chinese too?)

Mine is pretty unbeatable:

Name: Genius Chang (not his real name)
Grade Skipped: 1st
Instruments Played: piano, violin, clarinet
# Ivy Leagues Accepted Into: ALL of them

Even I was so impressed that I wanted to marry Genius Chang. Then I grew up and discovered you can't marry your cousin. (At least not in New York.)

Because he was out of my league, I never tried to compete with Genius - except in one thing.

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