Starting a business is easy. Growing a business is hard.

In less than an hour you can have a website and a social media presence. You can have business cards on their way and maybe even run a Facebook ad.

But, that’s the easy part. Ideas are easy. Starting is easy. The real test comes when you’re in month 5 and want to give up because growth is slow or nonexistent. When your bank account is almost empty and you’re ready to throw it all away.

Don’t quit.

Perseverance is the key to winning at business.

Instead of waiting for the next sale be proactive. Find organic ways to connect with people. Write blogs. Search Twitter posts. Interact with influencers. Learn something new.

It’s so easy to fall into the trap of focusing on what could be instead of focusing on what you can do to make it happen.

“Ideas are 💩. Execution is everything.” -Gary Vaynerchuk