5 Top Tips from 5 awesome founders!

 

  1. “If you are trying to do something for the first time, it’s always an enormous challenge, and there is no guarantee of success.” – Richard BransonEveryone encounters struggles when they are first starting out – but it’s the learning from these struggles and challenges, and being flexible enough to grow along the way that really matters. Sure you might fail the first time, but if you learn from your failures you can fix them, and next time you’ll be better prepared.
  2. “If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today.”- Steve JobsIf you’re only in it for the money, then quit. Now. Entrepreneurship is hard work, and so you’ve got to be passionate about what you are building. Entrepreneurship takes time, effort, and lots of weekends. If you’re spending all this time doing something just for the money or praise, you’ve got to ask yourself if it’s worth it.
  3. “The energy you’ll expend focusing on someone else’s life is better spent working on your own. Just be your own idol.”- Sophia AmorusoEach entrepreneur’s journey is different. There is a great quote ‘don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle’, and it’s true. Be yourself, be your best self and become the person and entrepreneur that you aspire to be. Don’t compare yourself to other people and don’t get side tracked by jealousy. You’ll get better results.
  4. “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” – Bill GatesSuccess is a great thing, it’s a confidence boost and it helps you realize that you are going in the right direction. But don’t let it go to your head. Always take stock of where you are, always seek to grow and always do reasonable risk assessments and tests.
  5. “Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff you are not moving fast enough.” – Mark ZuckerbergTest, test and test again. Test great ideas, test the silly ideas, test the ideas that keep you up until silly o’clock in the morning, and don’t be scared of failing. It’s ok to fail, it’s ok to break things, but don’t stop until you get your desired result. Make things happen. You’re the only one who can.

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