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Here's the key to getting a promotion at work: Millionaire entrepreneur

The New Investors video series brought to you by Yahoo Finance reveals the secrets of the most successful entrepreneurs and business people in Australia today. This is the eleventh episode of the season.

Life is way too short for Sam Bashiry's liking.

"We all have a timeline. Whether it's 20 years, 40 years, 60 years, 100 years – we're not going to get that time again."

So he questions why people are afraid to try new things to improve their lives.

"You have to put yourself out of your comfort zone. And, I feel a lot of people don't," he told Yahoo Finance's New Investors show.

"Once you start becoming too comfortable, you become lazy, and you become complacent, and someone else will replace you."

Go for that promotion, the pay rise, the business idea, says Bashiry. Life is ticking away while you procrastinate.

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"You might as well make the most out of [life]. So you don't sit in your bed when you're 90 or 100 [years old] saying, 'I wish I did this. I wish I did that.'"

He speaks with some authority in the matter. Bashiry arrived in Australia without a passport as a child refugee in 1989 and, along with his mother and sister, spent two years in immigration detention.

Now his company Broadband Solutions turns over $30 million a year and he drives a Ferrari.

MIstakes will never be avoided, but that's no reason for not trying something, according to Bashiry.

"You're always going to fail some way. You're always going to disappoint someone in some way. You're not going to be able to keep everybody happy.... But that's how you learn," he said.

"Fear kills you. I'm not fearful of change. I'm not fearful of doing new things."

The New Investors video series brought to you by Yahoo Finance reveals the secrets of the most successful entrepreneurs and business people in Australia today. This is the eleventh episode of the season.