Whether you’re a business owner, a team leader or starting your career, you need to put passion, energy and pride into everything you do.

Taking ownership, to me, is more than taking responsibility and being accountable for your actions or lack thereof. You need to constantly be learning and questioning situations, especially when things go awry.

Do things smarter. Be proactive; ask yourself why you’re doing something a certain way, whether it makes sense or if there's a better way. Be constructive; learn from your mistakes and help others to learn from theirs.