3 Tips for Enduring the Trials of Entrepreneurship
March 10, 2010 in Spotted Ideas
Found in Harvards Business Review.
Surviving the inevitable ups and downs of entrepreneurship can be tough, but persistence is an essential skill for an entrepreneur. Here are three tips for seeing your endeavor through:
1.Don’t predict your own failure. It’s easy to see everything that could go wrong. Instead of looking at all your possible future failures, focus on the task in front of you and make it a success.
2.Don’t let your feelings get in the way. You may not feel like doing another draft of your business plan or making another pitch after you’ve heard “no” too many times. But do what you must despite how you may feel.
3.Lean on your partners. When you’re having a bad day or feel like it’s not worth all the effort, talk to your partners and share what you’re feeling.