Starting a business is like going through puberty. There are going to be a lot of changes and growing pains. But it’s also a great time to figure out what you really want. And if you keep a clear head, you’ll know what it takes to get there. Here are five lessons that you'll learn in your journey.
You can’t expect that it will take a few months of putting your ideas together and then boom, you have your business up and running. Building a successful company takes time. It requires persistence and focus.
You didn't think you'd be working so hard. But you end up spending more hours and money than ever on your startup, with no end in sight. It's Ok to be overwhelmed and scared. That's a normal part of starting a company.
Money is tight in the beginning and there will be many moments when you feel like you don’t have enough to pay for your rent and important resources. But, if you are persistent and focused, it’s just a matter of time before you get the cash flowing.
You can't do everything alone. You need great co-founders, advisors, and team members who can help guide you through the process. They'll be your allies and your cheerleaders.
You will fail. And if you stay focused and persistent, you will succeed.