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18 Essential Entrepreneur Mantras

18 ESSENTIAL ENTREPRENEUR MANTRAS. 1. 2. 3. DO DON'T expect DO UU puild upon something everyday. This will take time. Relish the something that you love. If you are passionate about your work, that fire will draw like-hearted individuals to help sustain the momentum. Imagine instant success. It's not like the movies. process. Do research. Cultivate connections. Entrepreneurship is a marathon, not a sprint. Here are three tips for cultivating endurance: Start a blog. Be an eager, tenacious learner, no matter how much you think you know. the success stories Surround yourself with positive, energetic people. • Exercise. Physical health begets mental health. to be told around your campfire. "I have no special talent, I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein "Never underestimate the vital importance of finding early in life the work that for you is play. This turns possible underachievers into Respect your human side. Make rejuvenating activities a priority. happy warriors." – Jeff Bullas @jeffbullas 4. 6. DON'T think it is DO DON'I tear be ready and willing to fail. A successful entrepreneur will carve gems from the rubble. Instead of ever too late to launch the unknown. For your dream business or push your golden idea into motion. entrepreneurs, uncharted territory is where the magic happens. Fear is an essential ingredient for progress and navigation. Determination is lamenting the loss, harness it. Failure can: ageless. • J.K. Rowling published the first Harry Potter novel at Trigger transformation. "Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it Steel your age 32. Henry Ford was 45 when the Model T was introduced. • Arianna Huffington backbone. • Tame your ego. Spark innovation. • Propel personal and professional growth. becomes to not let my founded The fears run me." Huffington Post when she was 55. - Arianna Huffingt @ariannahuff 7. 8. 9. DO DO DU keep your mind illuminate your startup or product ith a genuine story. Stories can inspire others to pitch in. offer amazing service. Clients and customers are the fresh by trying new things beyond your comfort zone. By wind in your sails. They are human beings – build loyalty by respecting and celebrating that! exploring a variety of zany, eclectic activities, you can sharpen your ability to unite abstract ideas and problem-solve. Check out the tale of legendary Google dog Yoshka. Early on, his presence played a key role in creating Google's fun, free- spirited culture. "Legendary service is one of the criteria that sets one "The world is full of company apart from its competitors. It's the mark of a truly authentic company - you just can't fake caring!" - Kim Garst @kimgarst magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper." - William Butler Yeats "Facts get recorded; stories get remembered." - Lewis Schiff @lewisschiff 10. 11. 12. DON'T DON'T ignore DU invest in social ever forget your people. Your employees, your customers, your family, your believers – no matter how big and bold you go, remember to honor media. Just like it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a loyal, active community to build brand awareness. or lash out against negative feedback. Grace and integrity are crucial here. Massive egos can kill a business, so do your best to listen and learn. your roots and the humanity behind your success. Plus, you can learn so much just by listening and sharing. "Your most unhappy customers are your "Engage, enlighten, encourage, and especially just be yourself! Social media is a community effort; everyone is an asset.' - Susan Cooper @buzzedition "Love your family, work super hard, live your passion." - Gary Vaynerchuk @garyvee greatest source of learning." – Bill Gates @BillGates 13. 14. 15. DON'T think you DON'T. DU expose your assume idea to the elements. It cannot develop if you keep it locked away from critique, collaboration, and real-time scenarios. that money is the key to everything. Passion and innovation can can ride on talent or brilliance alone. They provide the spark, but you need fuel. In the wise words of Paul Graham, "the most important predictor of sUccess is determination." yield vast returns. Sara Blakely founded Spanx with $5,000 in savings. Google's first office was a rented "Don't be greedy. Ideas may be born of you, but they are not yours. Like children – your job is to get them ready for the world." – Nilofer Merchant Determination garage. • Jack Nickell and Jacob "consists of willfullness balanced by discipline, aimed by ambition." @paulg DeHart launched @nilofer Threadless with $1,000. Now, it's a bustling hub of that serves a community of artists. 16. 17. 18. DO De DO DO embrace your it now! Take compassionate. If Pluto can have a heart despite drifting in the vast, spiraling unknown, so can you. Tap into the causes that are special to your employees and yourself. A purpose- driven company individuality. Rely on your authentic self as a compass on the adventure of discovering your unique brand of SUccess and joy. action. Craft your own luck. Engineer your own fate. Every fire begins with one spark. Every epic story begins with a single idea. Every entrepreneur starts as a beginner willing to jump. "In all my research, the greatest leaders looked inward and culture can work wonders. were able to tell a good story with authenticity and passion." - Deepak Chopra @DeepakChopra Inspired by: elitedaily.com entrepreneur.com google.com paulgraham.com under30ceo.com Cornerstone ONDEMAND Empowering People forbes.com || +d

18 Essential Entrepreneur Mantras

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Determination, passion, integrity, persistence - these are key ingredients to progress as an entrepreneur! This infographic presents 18 compelling mantras that hopeful go-getters can put into practice...

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