Welcome everyone to the FiringTheMan Podcast, on today’s episode, Ken and I have drafted a letter to our younger-selves with advice on navigating life through the entrepreneurial roller-coaster. We have reflected deeply and incorporated some of the biggest life lessons we have learned over the past few years of building and scaling our businesses.
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To younger. Ken, I hope you’re having a great day. Now sit back and relax and read this letter with no ego or judgment. The details in this letter are designed to help you along in your journey and to help guide your decisions as you learn how to become a better youth. 61. Entrepreneur. You are an entrepreneur. I’ll say this again.
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You are an entrepreneur. The voices in your head are real. And no, you’re not crazy when you look at a product. And the first thing that you think of is how to make it better. That is because you are an entrepreneur. When you sell an old item from your closet or basement and the first thing you think of is, how can I scale that into more?
- Votaw, Kathy (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 100 Pages - 05/01/2022 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)
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This is the entrepreneur inside of you. You are an entrepreneur. So embrace this and let it guide you. Working for the man is not your life. It will bring you money, but not happiness or fulfillment. Section two. Listen to your gut. Not your family and friends. Your family and friends are likely not entrepreneurs. Their advice for you might be wrong.
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Please consider this and ignore their advice. Sometimes our family and friends have their vision of what type of person you should be. At the end of the day, if you turn into that kind of person, your family, parents and your friends want you to become it. It will lead to a life of misery. If the person giving you advice is not on the battlefield doing what you’re doing, do not give their advice much weight.
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If you have people in your life that are telling you you can’t do something, you’ll fail. Please remove them from your life immediately as they are toxic and will drag you down. Surround yourself with positive people who build you up and believe in you no matter how crazy you sound. Listen to your gut and your heart and follow your passion.
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This will likely lead you to a life of happiness and fulfillment. Section three. Take more risks. Your life will be full of opportunities. Once you learn how to find great opportunities, they will be around every corner. Embrace these opportunities and consider saying yes. With every opportunity comes the chance to learn something new. Do not stay at a job for too long, waiting for something to happen.
- Hardcover Book
- Redmond, Lea (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
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Go make something happen. It is okay to make mistakes. There are no failures ever. Just lessons learned. Try to improve as a person with every mistake you make and turn it into a positive learning experience. Take a shot of yourself when you feel the time is right. You will not regret it. You might regret waiting too long to take this chance.
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Next section. Education. Do not wait until you turn 38 to become an avid reader. Try reading a few books with topics you enjoy or want to learn more about. You’ll be surprised at how much you enjoy reading and learning on your own. Seek out other avenues for consuming knowledge, podcast meetups, YouTube conferences, etc.. Lastly, if you want to learn something, if you want to learn how to do something, find someone who has done this successfully and ask them how they did it.
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Best of luck to you. Canada Future.