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Episode 24: Fear, failure, and success: lessons learned from an entrepreneur extraordinaire

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Episode 24: Fear, failure, and success: lessons learned from an entrepreneur extraordinaire
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Mary Berko | September 30th, 2022

Description: 

The entrepreneur journey is not easy – it’s filled with twists, turns, roadblocks, and endless questions like “who can I reach out to,” “what am I doing,” and “what comes next?” To thrive in the entrepreneurial space, new founders must find an intersection of three things: understanding audience needs, being good at addressing those needs, and maintaining that passion that started the business in the first place. We sat down with entrepreneur James Marks from Trivial, and founder of Whiplash, to better understand the road to a successful startup and everything that comes along the way. 

Timestamps:  

02:32 Authority, fear of rejection, and asking the right questions

04:40 First lesson learned: do one hard thing instead of 10

08:04 The “overnight” success story – what sticks and what doesn’t 

09:51 Customer base, community building, and where to find guidance 

15:49 Tales of woe: red flags to watch out for 

17:28 How to overcome assumptions and accept feedback

21:33 Taking action and solving problems mindfully 

26:10 Working on the business vs. working in the business 



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