People often ask me what starting your own business is like. Well..it’s like a combination of sky diving, high stakes poker, tightrope walking and the decathlon. All at once.
It’s exciting, it’s frustrating, it’s thrilling, it’s chilling. Like a new roller coaster, and you have an all-day ride pass.
I spent the last two months writing out entrepreneurial tips I learned through trial and error (mostly the latter!) with the hope of saving you some grief. Missed any? Links below.
Starting your own business is not for everyone; that’s for sure. But if it’s for you, there’s just no other way to spend the work part of your life.
And if I can help you in any way, you know how to reach me.
#1 The customer is not always right
#2 People—even friends—will try to screw you over
#3 Time really is money
#4 Hire people who are smarter than you are
#5 Work/life balance
#6 Hands-off vs. hands-on
#7 You can’t operate in neutral
#8 Work hard, relax hard
#9 Sluggish body means sluggish mind
#10 Only do the tasks that only you can do
#11 It’s all about making decisions
#12 Sugar works better than vinegar in almost all situations
#13 Push harder