Starting your own business isn't just a job - it's a way of life.
Too many people measure how successful they are by how much money they make or the people that they associate with. In my opinion, true success should be measured by how happy you are.
From my very first day as an entrepreneur, I've felt the only mission worth pursuing in business is to make people's lives better.
By putting the employee first, the customer effectively comes first by default, and in the end, the shareholder comes first by default as well.
My attitude has always been, if you fall flat on your face, at least you're moving forward. All you have to do is get back up and try again.
Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming.
Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.
Fun is one of the most important - and underrated - ingredients in any successful venture. If you're not having fun, then it's probably time to call it quits and try something else.
You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.
Treat failure as a lesson on how not to approach achieving a goal, and then use that learning to improve your chances of success when you try again. Failure is only the end if you decide to stop.
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