Barbara Corcoran, Simple Recipe for Success


barbara corcoran

How does a woman turn $1,000 loan into a 66 million dollar business?  Most people who have heard of Barbara know her from the show Shark Tank described as a real estate mogul.  Wikipedia describes her like this, “an American businesswoman, investor, speaker, consultant, syndicated columnist, author, and television personality. As a television personality, she is a "Shark" investor on ABC’s Shark Tank”.

It’s pretty obvious when you spend a small amount of time studying her success she gives us a lesson of who we should learn from, work with and partner up with in life.  Barbara believes in 3 things, using what you’ve got to your advantage (based off of her first book), hard work and caring about people. 

Let’s look at the first two first, the title of Barbara’s first book says it all.  What do you have right in front of you that you can take advantage of.  What assets, friendships, connections, knowledge and experience can you pull from.  Most people are waiting for life to happen to them versus them happening to life.  Barbara has proven with hard work and very little resources she started with 1,000 dollars 40+ years ago you can succeed.  Are you willing to stop complaining about what you don’t have and go to work and start using what you do have?

Finally Barbara Corcoran, has said numerous times on Shark Tank, she invest in people.  People are the primary component of the business.  Dani Johnson always says, “The more you know about people the more money you will make.”  Barbara has proven time and time again she has a knack for finding good people.  Then she goes to the ends of the earth to help them.  There is a reason so many of the people she’s invested in have done so well on Shark Tank.  These people had already put skin in the game, they had been working hard and had been using their blood sweat and tears and were still struggling. She can recognize their passion to not struggle and be their own boss while succeeding in business.

Barbara shows you and I how to have success with people.  Find people who are passionate, driven and doing something.  Then partner with them and be willing to work just as hard!


To Your Success,
Stacy O’Quinn

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