I believe that one of the biggest reasons that I've been successful at a
relatively young age as an entrepreneur, has been my determination in simply
knocking on as many doors as possible, until someone actually opens the door.
Gary Vaynerchuck would call this "hustling your face off" and that's
I'm limited. My skills are finite. Regardless of how many new things I learn, my
skills set is not limitless. This obviously means that there is only a limited
number of things in my life that I will be truly good at. Some skills I may be
able to enhance
I found this article so incredibly valuable, purely because this has been
something that I've always struggled with. Running & co-owning 2 companies for
3+ years now, you'd think that I'd be able to delegate with my eyes closed, yet
that's not close to the truth...
In both companies, we have
The first in a new series of posts that will aim to share the lessons we have
learned from running and building WooThemes in the last 3 years.
One of our biggest successes have been in building an incredible team. We're
only 9 team members, yet we serve a community
Deciding on a strategy (irrespective of the complexity) is extremely hard.
Sticking to it with “unwavering dedication” is even harder - especially when the
going gets tough.
See, in the good times, it’s pretty easy to sit back and be content with one’s
existing strategy, because there’s
When building a business: add value as much as you can, give your customers an
incredible experience with your company & brand, be sincere in your marketing
efforts and authentic about earning a profit off of their willingness to spend
money with you.
Based on this question
about going back & changing decisions we made at WooThemes; is there anything
that you would want to change with your startup / business if you had the
opportunity to do it over again? Any regrets?
Quite enjoyed Khoi’s candid & transparent review of how well Basic Maths has
sold thus far, as there is not a lot of this type of data going around.
I also particularly liked his opinion on this:
> But themes don’t move that strongly, or at least this one doesn’