Jeremy Goldstein: 3 Simple Lessons for Success

  1. If you are young or early in your career, look for opportunities in unlikely places.

We often find ourselves dealing with misfortunes that life throws at us, and many of us crumble when we face them. However, Jeremy believes that with a change in perspective, we can avoid these pitfalls and walk up the hills such holes create instead of falling in.

“Things that seem like setbacks are opportunities. Every time I thought something was one of the worst things that could happen to me, it turned out to be one of the best.” – Jeremy Goldstein



  1. Keeping your tools and technology up to date is the pathway to success!

If you’re like me, you typically replace something when it breaks. In other words, you don’t solve the problem until it’s already upon you. This probably isn’t the best method. Waiting only hurts your productivity until you equipment breaks and your productivity stops altogether! Use the best tools and technology available to you, and replace things before they break.

“When I started, a client advised me to be aggressive about buying new technology. Specifically, he said don’t wait until your computer crashes to buy a new one. I’ve followed this advice.” – Jeremy Goldstein



  1. Take interest in your customers and clients. Learn about their lives, and let them know you care about them.

There’s no real substitute for being respected by your clientele. How often have you wanted to use a business of a friend before someone else? How often have you heard a friend speak poorly of a business and decided not to use the company based on their advice? These same phenomenon apply to you and your business no matter what field you are in, but this especially true for consulting. Show interest in your customers and show them that you genuinely care and want to serve their needs.

“When people know you’re interested, they are more likely to turn to you for advice. There is no substitute for caring.” – Jeremy Goldstein



These 3 rules might seem simple, but it’s usually the simple things that matter most.


Jeremy Goldstein is an important and well respected partner at Jeremy L. Goldstein and Associates, and he has a J.D., B.A., and an M.A. from NYU, Cornell, and the University of Chicago respectively. He definitely knows what it means to succeed, and anyone could learn from his wisdom.


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