26 surprising things that can make you successful

Posted On: Jul 20, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

26 surprising things that can make you successful

Success isn't just a result of hard work - it's also a result of seemingly random factors.
Some, like birth order, are out of your control. Firstborns are likely to earn more than later-born kids as adults.
Other factors are within your control. For example, bosses look more favorably on employees who show up to work early.
Sure, we all know that an Ivy League education, a stint at a blue-chip firm, and stellar sales skills can help us get ahead. But it may surprise you just how many other, seemingly random variables can contribute to your professional success.
From the month you were born to your comedic timing, the weirdest quirks can affect how successful you'll ultimately be.
We combed through research on success to identify 26 surprising things that can influence your career trajectory. While some factors can be sought out, others are beyond your control. Defiant, rule-breaking kids often grow up to earn higher salaries
Recent research suggests there's a connection between rebelliousness in adolescence...

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