Wise Words From Entrepreneurs
In the coworking world, helping each other out is a core objective.
When a strictly inward-bound focus is abandoned, the richness of the world around you is tapped into.
By interacting with coworkers, symbiotic relationships may be formed. Basically, going at it alone is never as fruitful as pooled talent.
Instead of focusing on what you need, get into the habit of asking, “How can I help you?” By asking others how you can help them, you will show that you genuinely care about them and would like to add value to their lives. In return, most people will want to look for ways they can help you. You will be amazed by how much you help yourself by asking others how you can help them first.
– Doug Bend, Bend Law Group, PC – Forbes
I would think humility is actually a big part of this, you can’t throw it out the window, cause if you’re not willing to learn from people and adapt and adjust and progress in your mind, there’s always learning, you can’t be in a company like this and succeed… it doesn’t make any sense.
– MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Don’t assume successful people are too busy to take your call. Nothing has had a bigger impact on my business life than following this simple piece of advice.
– Ben Landers, Blue Corona – Forbes
In a coworking space, accountability reigns. Within an impassioned environment, team members are imbued with the work ethic which surrounds them. People are more focused, and energetic to achieve results.
In a coworking space, accountability reigns.
Within an impassioned environment, team members are imbued with the work ethic which surrounds them. People are more focused, and energetic to achieve results.
Invest in people who believe in the business and who have values and vision for the betterment of the company. Anybody can take on a position or job, but only a few will have a genuine concern for the business. Remember, skills can be taught; values and character matter more.
– Lane Kawaoka, SimplePassiveCashflow.com – Fast Company
I wish someone had told me to focus more on the sustainability and scalability of any innovation or new company. Sustainability encompasses the environmental impact, societal footprint, and governance of your company. There is so much more to sustainability than climate-related issues. Focus early on long-range sustainability within the context of where you want to make the most impact.
– Dianne Dain, World Humanitarian Forum – Fast Company
Moziah Bridges started his own business selling bows, Mo’s Bows, at 9 years old. In 2014, three years after his business was founded, he appeared on Shark Tank. Bridges, much like Winfrey and Chesky, stresses the genuine interest you must have in your work. Essentially, business ideas start with you. Fortifying your character and knowledge-base will set you in the right direction.
I would tell them to figure out what they like and find out how they can make money from it; figure out their passion and just do that. I liked fashion, I liked making bow ties, and we [my mother and I] turned it into a business. Now I get to spend my summers working with people to make my dream come true — it’s not easy, it doesn’t happen overnight, but I wouldn’t want to do anything else.
– Moziah Bridges, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
You don’t have anything to give that you don’t have. So, you have to keep your own self full, that’s your job… Your real work is to figure out where your power base is and to work on the alignment of your personality, your gifts that you have to give, with the real reason why you’re here.
– Oprah Winfrey, Stanford Graduate School of Business
A lot of people ask “why didn’t you quit?” And the reason we didn’t quit is if you start a company, very simply, you have to know something no else knows about your business. Otherwise, why are you doing it, and why doesn’t it already exist?… You need to have a unique insight.
– Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, Fortune Magazine
Each of my three children in their own way are figuring out what are their talents in the world and where might they give back over the long haul.
– Melinda Gates, Stanford Online
If you lock onto an idea that you feel has true potential, or as Chesky describes, you feel is onto something that others are yet to wake up to, that is where its power lies.
A lot of entrepreneurs meet me and they say “I need to have investors; I need to raise capital” … The first round we raised was 20k of capital… I think that startups today are overcapitalised… things get expensive with scale. But you don’t need millions of dollars to start an idea.
– Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, Fortune Magazine
Young people… they think that success is supposed to happen like that, they think that there isn’t a process to it, they think that they’re supposed to come out of college and have their brand… You did not get to be editor of Vogue magazine by not working and working and working and working and working to get here. I love the theory of that’s there’s 10,000 hours behind anybody who ever gets to be successful.
– Oprah Winfrey, British Vogue