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Not all millionaires were born that way, and it’s helpful to remember both when looking for role models to emulate and when seeking to be inspired about the maximums that we can achieve. Plenty of people have built their fortunes on very little, and the lessons they learned along the way can be instructive to those who are relatively low on the professional hierarchy but still entertain executive dreams.
This infographic, created by business software company Housecall Pro, highlights the accomplishments and advice of 9 millionaire business people who found their success in blue-collar industries. Their companies range from things like chimney services, junk hauling, and personal storage all the way to perhaps the #1 name in skilled labor provisions: Home Depot.
The advice these executives offer can be helpful to those who are already leaders, too. Many managers end up supervising teams doing jobs that they never had to do themselves, which can create a disconnect. Blue-collar CEOs know exactly what it’s like on the front lines, because they’ve been there — and they know what the people in those positions need in order to be successful and fulfilled at work.
Explore these executives’ bits of wisdom below or click through to the full article for their backstories. Then head back to work with a renewed sense of just how much the sky really is the limit, no matter what type of job you do!