This is the third of my lessons learned posts that I’ve been doing semi-annually. I find writing these posts help me internalize what I’ve learned. I consider these tidbits every time I have a relevant decision to make. I hope it helps my readers to condense six months of learning into sixty second read.
2. A system for evaluating business opportunities, career plans, and startup ideas. There are endless opportunities. It’s not enough to identify an opportunity, it must be one that can be executed on.
3. Play to your strengths. Do what you have a competitive advantage in. Leverage the skills and assets you have.
4. A ton about internet marketing. Including how to drive traffic through content marketing, basic SEO, email marketing, and more.
5. The decision maker is always right. If they don’t think they need something they’re simply not going to pay for it. Adapt or do something else.
6. Having close relationships with friends, family, significant others, etc. is super helpful in dealing with the stresses of entrepreneurship and life.
7. Don’t make things complicated. Sell a product or service. It’s the most simple and obvious equation for making money. The service can be consulting or it can be a job. The product can be anything. Figure out what people need and if/how you can serve them, and do it. Do one thing well. Don’t be dependent on outside forces or factors outside of your control.
8. There will always be shit work. Anything worth doing is going to be hard. Sometime times you have to pick the lesser of evils, or the type of shit you’re willing to tolerate, and deal with it.
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What did you learn this year? Let me know in the comments.