On Mistakes

I had to accept early on, that because of my inexperience as a full-time entrepreneur in my first startup, that I would make plenty of mistakes. This hasn’t been easy when you don’t want any blemishes on your record.

But finally accepting that I would make mistakes has helped. It hasn’t taken away from my desire to be learn all I can and gather all the counsel I could. Rather it’s bolstered that.

As a rookie entrepreneur, especially in the early days, fear and self-doubt are always present. And with your first misstep or trip up and those fears and doubts are magnified.

That’s why it’s key to have a group of encouragers. But people who you can also bounce ideas off and get valid, objective feedback. People who aren’t afraid to tell you to slow down or maybe speed up.