Entrepreneurship is not as simple as it’s been said, but following the footsteps of successful achiever will surely take one to lam-light, because it’s only someone who knows can teach: below are some tips I gather from successful entrepreneurs around the world read, learn and then action
tips for young entrepreneurs:
1. Follow your heart and go with your gut. Do what you love, find a way to get paid for it.
And if you ever have the luxury of
multiple job offers, don’t base it on salary
alone. Your gut won’t always be right, but
you’ll sleep better at night.
2. Out hustle the competition. When I
started my first job out of college, I made
sure I was the first one at the office every
morning and the last one to leave. Not only did it save me the price of The Wall Street Journal because I grabbed the office copy. It allowed me to get to know the firms’ partners.
3. You occasionally have to throw some
elbows. It’s true, it’s rough out there no
matter what profession you’re in. I’ve been in the business world and I’ve been in government. People ask me all the time
what’s the difference. I always tell them, in the business world, it’s dog-eat-dog and in government it’s exactly the reverse. Don’t be afraid to assert yourself, have confidence in your abilities and don’t let the bastards get you down.
4. Team work is everything. I could never
have built my company without the three
brilliant guys I started it with. And
whatever success I’ve achieved as Mayor
results from surrounding myself with the
most talented people I can find. The person who works the hardest and works with others the best and says “we” and “us” and doesn’t use the words “I” and “me” is the person who will win.
5. Don’t be afraid to take risks. Life is too
short to spend your time avoiding failure.
Not every risk will work out. But that’s OK, failure is the world’s best teacher.
6. Never stop studying the competition. And never stop leaning. Education is a lifetime journey. When you leave these walls, keep asking questions keep acquiring knowledge, keep seeking truth. Don’t let party labels blind you. Think for yourself. Decide for yourself — even if it’s not popular or if it runs counter to the party line.
7. “Don’t be slow to dish the rock,” as Dicky V might say. There’s nothing more
rewarding than making a difference in the lives of others. Give what you can — your time, your talents and your money — and I promise, you will never forget it