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As our experts explain, track record can be everything.

It will shape partnerships. Investors want to work with experienced people. Rapper and investor 50 Cent only uses track record to vet potential business partners.

It can give you focus. Do more and talk less. In this video from host Bryan Elliott's Behind the Brand, serial entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk explains why you need to focus on tangible accomplishments.

It can make you wiser. AOL co-founder Steve Case says varied experiences reveal clues about how you've dealt with challenges. Learning from those challenges can make you a stronger leader.

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