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Vickie Sullivan is internationally recognized as the top market strategist for thought leaders, professional speakers and B2B professional service firms. Specializing in brand and message strategies in crowded markets, she has helped thousands of talented people outsmart their competition since 1987.

Written by: Vickie Sullivan  |  June 30, 2011

Sweet Independence

After a speech in Florida, I had the chance to work with a kid (aka someone under the age of 35) who escaped a Communist country and went on to make millions.  How did he do it?  He got a mentor to guide him and then he got on the phone and sold his tail off.

I’ve known a lot of immigrants like him.  They understand the power of our freedom because they know what it’s like not to be free.  And they take full advantage of the situation with a heavy dose of hustle.  Made me wonder:  how many times do I dilly-dally around instead of getting out there and getting the business?  Alas, guilty as charged.

As we celebrate our country’s independence, let’s remember that we are only promised the pursuit of happiness.  There’s no guarantee.  And that’s OK because we don’t need one.


About Vickie Sullivan

Vickie Sullivan is internationally recognized as the top market strategist for thought leaders, professional speakers and B2B professional service firms. Specializing in brand and message strategies in crowded markets, she has helped thousands of talented people outsmart their competition since 1987.