Lessons Of An Entrepreneurial Life Turned Into Personal Quotes
To contextualize this post, it is worth mentioning that I am part of the "baby boomer" generation, but I can assure that I do assimilate with such definition - not because of my age, but because of the characteristics that such generation carries with it.
Baby boomers have certain “labels”, such as a stable job, which definitely has nothing to do with me. They also prefer to be recognized by their experience rather than their capacity for innovation. Oh really? But since I was born in the early 60’s and labels are part of our society, I will accept being a “baby boomer.”
I say this to show that I have been in the game for a long time, always believing that the products I develop will always be better than the previous ones. That is, that tomorrow will be much better than today.
For more than 80% of my career, there is no doubt that I have always trudged as an entrepreneur. And as such, I have been in business environments that have created comfortable situations and others that were not so much.
This is not privilege or bad luck, just the trajectory of any individual who chooses to chase their dream, vision, and success (a word that has different meanings depending on the person).
Given my above attempt at an introduction, I would like to share some thoughts - without any pretension - that such experience has offered me over the years.
You may have heard or read the quotes below from your mentors, influencers, or perhaps even a celebrity, but honestly, they are lessons or learnings that I have had facing accomplishments and mistakes during all the years…
“Success is a combination of what you know with who you know.”
"Always have your elevator pitch ready, since you never know who you might run into."
“All innovations break rules.”
“Tons of NOs prepare you for tomorrow’s YES.”
“Understanding your failures can lead you to the path of great success.”
“The timing of things is not necessarily in sync with our expectations of accomplishment.”
“When you're certain of what you want to do, screw the people who try to discourage you. Run after your dream. That's it.”
“It is just as important knowing the right time to get into a business as the right time to leave."
“At the end of the day, if I leave a mark that others will appreciate, it will have been worth it.”
“Success is having understood your mistakes and not repeating them.”