Be prepared, work hard, and hope for a little luck. Recognize that the harder you work and the better prepared you are, the more luck you might have.
I will not go into a story unprepared. I will do my homework, and that's something I learned at an early age.
I stayed three weeks in Paris, fell in love with the city, and decided that I was born to live in Paris.
My mother worked in factories, worked as a domestic, worked in a restaurant, always had a second job.
The people in your life are important. Meaningful relationships with those people are very important.
And I always found that the harder I worked, the better my luck was, because I was prepared for that.
I always felt more emotionally attached to Cambodia than I did to Vietnam.
So I just got on the phone and the engineer just patched me in and I did reports. I'd get a community leader and bring him to the phone, call up the station and do an interview over the phone with the guy.
You know, I think I still have a sense that no matter what you do, no matter what you achieve, no matter how much success you have, no matter how much money you have, relationships are important.
I'd watch my father get up at 5 o'clock and go down to the Eastern Market in Detroit to do the shopping for his restaurant, and get that business going and then go out on his vending machine business.
I had a lot of fun in Cambodia, much more so in Cambodia than Vietnam.
I taught sixth grade for three and a half years.
There was no one around me who didn't work hard.
You can work hard to sharpen your talent, to get better at whatever it is that you do, and I think that's what it comes back to.
I had no experience with broadcasting basketball games, so I took a tape recorder and went to a playground where there was a summer league, and I stood up in the top of the stands and I called the game.
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