The co-host of CNBC's Closing Bell and award-winning journalist, Maria Bartiromo, talks about her life and enviable career in her book, The 10 Laws of Enduring Success. Don't have a great gig? Find out how to land a job in a crappy economy.
1. Own Your Destiny
I started my career at CNN as an editor and producer for the business news segments, and I loved it. Then, a few years later, I had a big crisis: I was told that I was getting a promotion, but I didn't think the new position was right for me. I was really upset, crying my eyes out in the ladies room, when Kitty Pilgrim (an anchor for CNN) walked in. "Kitty," I confided, "I don't know what to do. I'm proud to get promoted, but I think I will hate my new job." Kitty gave me great advice: She told me to think about where I wanted to be in five years, and to control my destiny, not let others control it. I ended up turning down the promotion, and I've never regretted my decision. Follow our brilliant tips to catapult your