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  • Ron Guziak

    The Mistake: Not trusting my instincts. I came into this job in 2009, right after the real estate debacle. Because I came from a different industry,...

  • Mark Jacobs

    The Mistake: Not cushioning criticism. I was brought up by a direct, practical-minded scientist father. This upbringing led me to believe that if you...

  • Carrie Morgan

    The Mistake: My mistake was resting on my laurels. I started as a consultant nine years ago, after I was laid off. I had quite a few real estate...

  • Ty Pennington

    The Mistake: The biggest mistake I’ve made is taking off my comfortable hat. What I mean is, I’ve sort of made a career out of being myself. That’s...

  • Lori Cairns

    The Mistake: I hired friends to work for me. Hope Group was founded more out of necessity than want. My son was diagnosed with autism when he was two...

  • Denise White

    The Mistake: Being too trusting. More than 10 years ago, I hired a woman who had no experience; I wanted to promote and elevate women in the business...