Remember when you were broke, what it took to gain traction in your business? The big leaps forward, doubt storms, faith, sweat, hustle, focus, borrowing to make payroll, and taking chances. Along the way, there is some failure, but you do what you have to, you pivot and recover.
Failure is not a badge of honor because of your loss, but because of the experience, because it builds character and incredible insight and analysis. You have the ability to see what no else can.
What separates the winners from the losers?
Winners are crazy; they’re all in. They are artists. They sometimes bet the farm. They are resilient. They make things happen. They don’t tell people what they want to hear; they lead and give them what they need.
What I’ve learned the last 10+ years:
Give to others but don’t expect anything in return
Timing is everything.
The future does not respect the past.
If you want to win, you better bust your butt.
Care about your customers and help them win.
Read a lot.
Know more than your competitors.
Be the expert.