A Reason Bigger Than MyselfThe 5 Lessons I Learned Being a 20-Something Founder

Jean Ginzburg
Jul 3, 2018 · 5 min read
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  1. Ask Why: Those who are not satisfied with ‘how’ or ‘what’ tend to be entrepreneurs. My yearning to know ‘why’ and need to have a deeper understanding has driven me to create better solutions to the biggest problems in ad tech.
  2. Deny the Status Quo: Those that question and get frustrated by the status quo tend to take this as fire to make a difference via their own venture. I hate the answer, “Because that’s the way it is.” I have channeled this hate to breaking the status quo and build innovative solutions.
  3. Grounded: Too many entrepreneurs get big-headed as soon as they achieved any type of traction. As soon as somebody assumes they have more to preach than learn, they stop learning and lose crucial awareness. I have learned the importance of staying grounded as I’ve seen other entrepreneurs that were clouded with arrogance crash and fail. Traveling has been a great avenue to keep me grounded.
  4. A Reason Bigger Than Myself: Entrepreneurship is a grind that takes a lot of drive, persistence and suffering. Many get into it for fame or fortune but end up burning out. Having a bigger reason than myself (eg. Kid’s future, get parents out of debt) is much more powerful and will propel an entrepreneur further. As a result, I have found the drive factor outside of myself which has enabled me to go further.

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Jean Ginzburg

Written by

#1 best-selling author, serial entrepreneur, digital marketing expert, founder of JeanGinzburg.com

Authority Magazine

Leadership Lessons from Authorities in Business, Film, Sports and Tech. Authority Mag is devoted primarily to sharing interesting feature interviews of people who are authorities in their industry. We use interviews to draw out stories that are both empowering and actionable.

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