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Hold Your Head High and Your Expectations Higher

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / May 8, 2015

  Reality – Expectations = Happiness That’s the formula right? If you got out of bed today expecting every person you looked at to punch you in the face, then you could probably have a pretty great day when no one actually did that to you, huh? The premise is that if you don’t get overly excited about anything, you won’t be disappointed when it ends up being mediocre.…

How to Make Sure Your Past Doesn’t Fumble Your Future

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / December 15, 2014

  1. Just as a dog is not wagged by its tail, your future is not dictated by your past. Don’t: Let your past dictate your future. Whether you’ve experienced a failed business, had a rough family life, or some other glaring moment that you feel inhibits your success. It’s important to remember that those are only moments in time and remain in their place. You don’t need…

What 3 Months Learning Muay Thai In Thailand Taught Me About Entrepreneurship

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Travel / May 30, 2014

I’ve been on the road for the past two years, slow traveling and jumping from one startup hub to another. It started in Chile, then Singapore and now Saigon. It’s always interesting meeting local entrepreneurs in different parts of the world and talking to them about their startups. It facilitates an exchange of knowledge and you can learn a lot along the way. About six months ago, I…

5 Pivotal Rules of Starting a Business

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / April 19, 2014

Building a startup company is something that one can not understand until trying to do it.  It is painful, arduous and at times seems absolutely impossible.  Yet at the same time, it can be one of the most exciting and rewarding things one can ever take on in their life. As a serial entrepreneur, I have learned both from experiences and inspiring people who have taught me what…

Letting Failure Fuel You

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / March 26, 2014

Failure. It happens more often than anyone would like to admit. Oftentimes, failure can bring you so far down that it makes your actions seem like a waste and dreams appear unattainable. Another approach to failure is using it as fuel to push you forward, to prove the naysayers wrong. Consider the story of Reddit and how the founders used a dis to push them to be one…

5 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Fail Before They Even Start

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / March 19, 2014

  It’s most people’s dream to become entrepreneurs. But just how many of them ends up being an entrepreneur? My answer, “Very few”. From my personal experience, plus a look at the wider community, I’ve come up with a list of five common reasons why entrepreneurs fail before they even start, some of which might appear contradictory to what you believe. Here you go. #1. Listening to people…

The Key to Success Starts With Failure

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 27, 2014

One major hurdle that many entrepreneurs face is the fear of failure. Will my product sell? Will I be able to pay my investors? Will I be a good leader? If you are an entrepreneur, I’m sure these are just a few of the many questions that have come to mind while running your business. That fear of failure is often what makes aspiring young entrepreneurs head back…

3 Steps for Turning Failure into Lasting Success

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / October 23, 2013

As young entrepreneurs, we are creators. Visionaries, if you will. As we dream up and build our businesses and startups entirely from scratch, we rarely (if ever) factor in the inevitability of failure at some point along the way. Why would you? In the beginning, it feels like nothing can stand in your way of success. During the countless hours of blood, sweat and tears you pour into…

Have You Failed? 5 Lessons You Can Learn From Failure

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / June 4, 2013

Achieving the results you’re aiming for the first time around is rare. The best lessons are learned when things don’t happen the way you want them to and you find out what doesn’t work as planned. Tweaking a strategy or two, eliminating distractions, and regrouping after falling short of the desired result are all benefits of what is usually perceived as failure. Working hard towards a successful outcome…

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