How do you make smart choices as a young entrepreneur?

I’m 21, turning 22 in a few weeks, and I just recently launched my first company. Licensing and all is still pending, so it’s been a bit of a slow start. I have no doubt in the next week we will be in full swing, but the past two weeks have had me thinking… a lot.

How do I, as an inexperienced business owner and entrepreneur, make smart decisions for my company and growth?

I watch more YouTube videos than the average viewer a day, and am constantly educating myself by others’ experiences and lessons. When I make the leap to full-time business owner, I will hold dear to me the knowledge taken from other successful entrepreneurs (mainly GaryVee.. what’s up Gary!) and will put YouTube on pause.

But when it comes to the nitty gritty, I’m not confident in making the “right” decision. However, I believe in today’s market, that’s just ok.

I have vowed to myself, and to my company, that I will always do what I feel is the right decision for my company. No matter what others say, or what the market says, I will follow my intuition. Because my intuition is what got me in this position in the first place!

Too many hold onto ideas and never let go because of fear. Fear jumps out at me every single time I think of localU. But that doesn’t stop me from pursuing my passion.

My biggest fear isn’t failure. It’s waking up 15–20 years down the road and being in the same position I am as a 22 year old. Dreaming towards a better life, and chasing my passions.

The right decision, by the world’s definition, may be to slow down, or to take a break and save money for a while. Feel and be secure.

I just cringed typing that last sentence.

Everything in my blood fights this, and I know in my heart that the right decision is to J U M P!

So I’m doing just that. The worry of making the right decision won’t take up anymore time, and I’m going to close my eyes and jump.

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