Be the first one in, the last one out

best advice 2015 mandana dayani

Dayani, 33, is the chief brand officer at Everything But The House, an online auction-based marketplace for estate sales. The firm is full-service, doing the photographing, cataloging and delivering of antiques and artwork to the highest bidder. Before joining the startup, Dayani was vice president of Rachel Zoe's fashion empire for five years.

Best advice:
"The advice that has defined me came from my father. As an immigrant family, we were raised to focus on our education and to build the future we wanted. My dad taught me at a very young age that I should work harder than everyone else: Be the first one in and the last one out. Always offer to help. Don't be entitled -- earn your success. And always be grateful for the opportunity to just get up to bat."

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First published January 8, 2016: 5:18 PM ET

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