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You Don’t Have To Be A Wizard To Follow J.K. Rowling’s Lead

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No matter what you think about the Harry Potter novels, you must give it up for J.K. Rowling.

She was at rock bottom when she had the idea for the book series and wrote the first one on a manual typewriter.

It’s now estimated that after taxes, thanks to the books, movies, theme parks and television, Rowling’s earnings are $1.2 billion, according to The New York Times.

Not too shabby for a single mother who was once on welfare.

When it comes down to it, leaders, supervisors and managers can all take a page from Rowling’s book on what it takes to be successful and fulfilled both personally and professionally.

What other life/business lessons can you steal from the world-renowned author? Here are nine that could change your life:

1) Do What You Love

First and foremost, you must do what you love.

Rowling has been quoted as saying, “I am an extraordinarily lucky person, doing what I love best in the world. I’m sure that I will always be a writer.”

The takeaway here is, if you do something you love, you’ll work harder at it because you care deeply about it, and you’ll be happier for it.

2) Don’t Second Guess Your Great Ideas

If you have an idea you feel passionate about, go for it. Don’t rationalize it and second-guess it to death. That’s how you talk yourself out of something.

If you feel that much passion over an idea, you need to follow through with it.

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