I have interviewed over 100 global entrepreneurs and have been an entrepreneur my entire life. Today, I wanted to share my Top 3 Success Tips.
Here are my key learnings:
- Don’t start a business just for the money. You should be extremely passionate about your idea and 100% committed to succeed. Start a business with products and services that meet customers needs. Test market the product and let customers confirm there is a need. Entrepreneurs often make the mistake of believing their idea is smarter than the customer.
- Surround yourself with People that are alot Smarter than you. Find mentors that will commit to helping you. As I have repeatedly said – “its not about the idea, but your ability to execute the idea”.
- Just go do it. Too many people are afraid of failing so they never try things. If you don’t try, then you will never succeed. Don’t be afraid of failure – Just go do it. Make it happen.
Bonus: You must ask yourself Daily – Why you are doing this? Simon Sinek has so beautifully said – Great businesses Start with the Why and you must get the Why down first. I highly recommend you watch Simon Sinek’s TED talk on the importance of starting with the Why.
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