Nobody becomes an entrepreneur because it’s easy. What these business leaders share in common is that they’re driven by an unstoppable dream. It’s a life calling, not a career. We hold ourselves to relentlessly high standards, and when we fall, we fall hard.
Luckily, so many others have been there before. There are 10 lessons learned from some of Clarity’s top entrepreneurs. See the entire article online here.
1. David Sifry – Founder at Technorati
“Always trust your gut. Always.
2. Rick Marini – Founder at BranchOut
“Being an entrepreneur is hard work. Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty.”
3. Chris Goward – Founder & CEO at WiderFunnel
“1 – Always have a plan. 2 – Your plan will not always happen.”
4. Jason Cohen – Founder at WPEngine
“You spend 99.9% of your life working on the path, and 0.1% experiencing the euphoria of an exit or the disappointment of a final failure. If you’re not fulfilled by the journey, you’re wasting your life.”
5. Angie Chang – Founder at Women 2.0; Director of Growth at Hackbright Academy
“When you first have an idea, TELL EVERYONE. This will help vet your startup idea.”
6. Dan Martell – Founder at Clarity
“The only thing stopping you from doing anything is deciding.”
7. Ariel Poler – Founder at I/PRO, Topica, TextMarks
“Speed is Overrated. What good is going fast in the wrong direction? Better to focus on finding the right course and making steady progress.”
8. Laura Klein -Principal at UsersKnow
“Best Practices aren’t always best. You’ve always got to test designs to see how they work with YOUR product and YOUR users.”
10. Sujan Patel – Founder & CEO at Single Grain
“Focus. Don’t try to do too much. Entrepreneurs are always thinking of the next thing to do. It’s great, but we only have so much time and brain power to focus on the right areas.”