One of the best things about video games is the ability to restart – you can use your learnings to move faster and avoid obstacles. We often think about what we would do differently if we were starting over in business and we figured others probably think about this as well and so we asked the community to share their thoughts with us.
If I had to completely start over with my service-based freelance business, I would focus on two things: mindset, and recurring monthly services vs. short-term projects or working off of hourly rates. It took me almost three years before I shifted my business model as a freelancer offering social media marketing services on a monthly, recurring basis with flat monthly retainers/rates compared the early stages where I offered random low hourly rates or short-term projects. Read more>>
If I was to start over what I would do differently is take more risks and not have stopped my passion for three years. I would overthink situations and cared what others would think instead of trusting the process and my vision which led me to stop Djing for 3 years. If I would have continued the second I started my career back in 2013 I would have been further in my career due to the amount of hard work, dedication and how much passion I put into every event/party I am a part of. Learning how to grow in your passion is the key to success. Read more>>
What I would do differently is I would learn more about the industry. I wasn’t able to have the pleasure of having mentors or guidance. My family is of the working class, the entrepreneurial world is something they have no idea where to start. I was left to educate myself and I was determined. Secondly, I would learn how to invest my and educate myself on business tax. Investing could have set the tone for my business but unbelievably I wasn’t exposed to this growing up. Read more>>
I didn’t have much capital to start my business with in the first place, and honestly, I’m not sure I could have done it with much less. Looking back, I made a lot of good decisions to keep my overhead low and allow myself the emotional space to fail over, and over, and over again. The failure has helped me grow into the photographer that I am today. I continue to build failure into my practice now, which allows for more tremendous success as I learn from every mistake. Read more>>
You win when you fall in love with patience. In the 12 years of my cybersecurity business I’ve learned the quickest way to not grow faster is to want to grow faster. Let your competitor do whatever, while you do whatever it takes. Read more>>