Climb the Success Ladder
"Know yourself, your strengths and weaknesses". Be honest about your talents. Self knowledge is a big weapon. Know where you want to go – destinations matter. To be told that you look as though you know where you are going is high praise. Keep on learning. In a world of change make sure you’re up to date.
Become an avid listener. Listen more than you talk. Learn from those smarter than you.
Be an enthusiast. Enthusiasts win. If you hate your job change it before they change you … or change your attitude. Give your boss all the help you can..
"There is no such thing as a failed test. You will learn every time you challenge yourself."
Before starting your own business, consider how much you enjoy acting as a leader in the workplace.
1. Your relationship to money. When you start a business, you will be lucky if you break even in your first year. If you're planning to make a product, that requires a large outlay of money. Service businesses might require less. However, both hold a similar risk of not getting a return on investment for several years, if ever. Are you driven by the idea of making a lot of money for yourself or of growing a business into something that generates money? If you're stuck on that question, consider whether you'll be uncomfortable if you're not receiving a steady pay-check.
2. Your approach to the idea of failure. Everyone is afraid to fail, but you should clearly identify what type of failure it is that you're afraid of. Great entrepreneurs are "afraid of failing, but they're even
Lessons learned from a first-time founder in the startup trenches
Plan and validate – Don’t start something because you ‘feel’ it’s right. Go out. Get your hands dirty. Do some market research. Find out the problem that your customer segment is facing and does your solution really decode the problem. Get your idea validated.
Find a great Co-Founder – It’s certain that you cannot possess all the knowledge of the world. It’s wise to start with a co-founder, but don’t start with any co-founder; your best friend may not be your best co-founder. Find someone with a complementary skill set.
Don’t fall in love with your prototype – We are entrepreneurs, we have a