Search all you want, there is no magic formula for fame and fortune.

The truth is, big breaks don’t just happen; people make them happen… through hard work, networking, courage, passion and even pain. And as much as modern culture has glorified the notion of the “big break” ( American Idol, anyone?), lasting success has less to do with singular, transcendent moments than it does with incremental progress and unflagging grit.

All are interesting stories, but probably nothing we haven’t heard before… still, they continue to ‘make it’ so best we investigate why?

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How did you get your big break?
How will you get your next big break?