What are your “5 things I wish someone told me when I first started” and why. Please share a story or example for each.
Be patient — I always tend to set ambitious goals…and push to meet them. They say, however, that it takes 10 years to become an overnight success.
Celebrate the wins — for a fast-paced startup, it is easy to get caught in always just moving to the next thing. Celebrate the journey, because the journey is where the fun is at, not the destination.
Don’t sweat the small stuff — keep it moving, small issues are just distractions.
Go full force towards your dream when it begins to have momentum — I am by nature a risk-averse person, which some people may not think. When we found success, I kept dipping my toe in more and more rather than just taking the plunge. It worked out, but sometimes you have already felt the temperature of the pool…so it’s time to jump.
Always be grateful — I practice this every day, it is the surest way to achieve happiness.