12 successful entrepreneurs share what they wish they’d known before they started their first job.
Don’t let work consume your life.
Entrepreneur: Landon Eckles, CEO, and Co-Founder of Clean Juice
His first job: Pharmaceutical sales
His advice: “I think most young graduates coming out of school think they need to conquer the world, as I did. My advice to them would be to of course work hard, but don’t forget about what matters to you in your life besides your career. I wish I knew how to balance my ambition and will to succeed with my home life. I was already married, had one child and had another on the way when I graduated college. I knew that I needed to support my young family, and thought that only meant monetarily. I was hired directly into pharmaceutical sales and would do anything for my next sale – work long hours, do multiple dinners out a week with clients, and do home office work on the weekends. We now have 5 children and I realize that my family needs much more than financial support – they need my love, my time and presence.”
My family needs much more than financial support – they need my love, my time and presence.
– Landon Eckles
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