My biggest challenges have not come in my business life. I have been successful in many different fields: athletics, music, business. My biggest challenges were in balancing my business life with my family life and learning to deal with the health and cognitive.
What piece of advice do you wish someone had given you at the start of your career?
PROPER ACTIVITY when I first got into the business. While I thought that I was being active, I was really doing things that did not directly affect my bottom line. Once I learned that the right kind of activity would always produce results.
Who are your biggest influences and people you admire and why?
Had several strong influences in my life beginning with my Dad. He taught all three of his sons that, “Whatever is worth doing is worth doing rights!” He was actually quoting his version of The Golden Rule. We have all had successful careers using that.
Name a person who helped you along the way?
That would simply be my wife, Susan. I would not be who I am or would not have succeeded in so many areas without her counsel and her devotion.
What do you see as your greatest success in life, so far?
My greatest success is not in business, although I am recognized as a very successful person in my field. It has not been in the field of music, although I have been able to entertain all over the world to small and large crowds.
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What’s a personal self-talk, mantra, affirmation or self-belief that contributes
to your success?
My Dad had literally hundreds of “old sayings” that he shared with us (see the first question), but the one that I have used for years that really has affected who I am and what I do is the one that we have come to call “The Carter Corollary.” Simply stated,