Live your life like others won't, so later you can live your life like others can't. In theory, entrepreneurship means doing something that no one has done before. Usually, the road to success is full of naysayers and critics. The world is full of people who will say you can’t. You must be committed to believing you can! You may lose friends, but trust me, you will gain them, too.
Passion will keep you going.
No matter what road you face, if you're not passionate about what you’re working towards you're more likely to flake out and give-up. Good planning and hard work are a must, but passion will keep you going.
Money is always a by-product of doing great things, but money isn't everything.
For Kenny, money is a great tool. Like most of us, he enjoys having a lot of money, but money shouldn't be the driving force. Success is more about creating great companies that can endure long term. Building a legacy and creating real life-changing value is more important than riches. When you are able to create exceptional value for your customer, wealth is the by-product.
Your network equals your net worth.
The people you surround yourself with will really make or break you. Surround yourself with people who are smarter, better, and connected. You will always have that group of friends who think everything you say is a cool idea. But you need people brave enough to challenge your ideas. Good entrepreneurs seek mentors. When you start to believe you know everything, you're on dangerous ground.
To reach Kenny and hear more about his story, feel free to contact him at Kenny.firstname.lastname@example.org. To grab a copy of his book The Big Fish Experience: Create Memorable Presentations That Reel In Your Audience click here.
Vito Cheong started as Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications for Episcopal in June of 2016. A native of South America, he grew up in Toronto, Canada. He specializes in defining and telling Episcopal’s story of excellence in education through online and social media content, photography and graphic design. Vito previously ran his own marketing and graphic design business, Media Mix. There, he developed a philosophy of recognizing the worth of each individual. This foundation brings substance and authenticity to all of his work.