Keep going till the very end

You can see you’ve lost. Your competitor is far ahead, almost across the finish line. Nothing you can do. May as well give up. Don’t. It’s not over till it’s over. Your competitor might trip. Or be disqualified. Or something you can’t predict which sets her back. Your job is to keep pushing, giving 100%….

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You never know what’s around the corner

You’re staring down the barrel. Running out of cash, out of customers, out of energy. No light ahead. No solutions. Don’t stress. Keep moving, keep going forward. You never know what’s around the corner.

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You don’t have to be the star every day

You need to be a star if you’re going to win. But sometimes you can have an off day. Sometimes you can miss every note. That’s where having a partner is useful. Your partner can step in on your off day. Your partner can carry you. With a partner, you don’t have to be the…

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Don’t rely on your red sports car

You work hard. You make money. You finally buy your red sports car. You’ve made it. You decide to spend your time in your car, broadcasting that you’re a winner. Suddenly things stop going your way. Suddenly you stop winning. Its because you think the car is the key to success. It’s not. Your hard…

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Smile in troubled times

You want to be an entrepreneur? Get ready for tough times. For uncertainty. For adventure. Get ready to be alone. To lead from the front. That’s why you can’t be looking around to see what others are doing. You can’t be pessimistic. You have to always be smiling, game face on. Especially in troubled times.

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Most obstacles melt away

Its normal to be a bit afraid of obstacles. To veer to the left or right. To avoid. But most obstacles melt away when confronted head on. So take the straight path.

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Don’t be perfect. Be the best

Perfection is unattainable. Waiting for it means you’ll never move. Never launch product. Never close a deal. By all means strive for perfection. But don’t wait for it. Don’t be perfect. Be the best.

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Never yield to force

No matter how large or petty the matter, never yield. Once you’ve done it once, it becomes a habit. The only time to yield is if common sense dictates. Force is no excuse. Never yield to force.

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Take the chain of destiny one link at a time

Don’t look too far ahead. Don’t sweat the future. Just look down at the step ahead of you. Take the chain of destiny one link at a time.

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Show mercy, but never ask for it

Business can be rough and tumble. Sometimes you’ll win. When you do, show mercy. Sometimes you’ll lose. When you do, don’t beg. Be magnanimous in victory. Stoically take your medicine in defeat.

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Your imagination can be your greatest enemy

Imagination can lead to your greatest breakthroughs. Solving challenges, finding new products, dreaming new visions. But it can also be your greatest enemy. Because imagination can fuel fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear of what’s happening behind your back. Fear of outcomes. Fear of what people think. Fear is terrible for you. It distracts you…

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Ask questions when you win

Its obvious that you must interrogate failure. Learn lessons from your setbacks so you don’t make the same mistakes again. Maybe more important is to ask questions when you win. Understand what you got right, and where you got lucky. Winning can lead to arrogance, and arrogance always leads to disaster. Ask questions when you…

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