Daily English Lesson #49

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Billionaire Mark Cuban: ‘One of the great lies of life is follow your passions’

Mark Cuban grew up working class in Pittsburgh. His father installed upholstery in cars and his mom worked a myriad of odd jobs. Today, Cuban is worth more than $3 billion, owns the Dallas Mavericks and is a star on ABC’s hit reality television show, “Shark Tank.”He chased any number of random side-hustles on his way to the top, including selling baseball cards, stamps and coins. One thing Cuban did not do? Follow his passion.”One of the great lies of life is ‘follow your passions,'” says Cuban as part of the Amazon Insights for Entrepreneurs series. “Everybody tells you, ‘Follow your passion, follow your passion.'”Cuban says that’s bad advice because you may not excel at what you are passionate about. When you are good at something, you enjoy it, says Cuban. The effort and skill snowball.

Reading Vocabulary

excel – be exceptionally good at or proficient in an activity or subject


Question: What are you really good at?


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Picture Vocabulary 


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