by Glenn Llopis via Entrepreneur.com
Having made the transition from the corporate world to entrepreneurship nearly 20 years ago, I have lived and know first-hand the realities of what is required to find success and eventual significance. One thing is certain: there is no template for the opportunities – and the adversity – you will be faced with – and how you will react to each new experience.
Entrepreneurship is hard, but not impossible. It takes a lot of will, perseverance and belief in yourself. In the end, you must satisfy a widening marketplace gap to create demand while at the same time be likeable, intriguing and unique enough for a prospective client or investor to listen to you. You must learn how to earn serendipity throughout the journey – and be courageous and vulnerable enough to test your ideas and ideals.