Don’t follow your passion. Bring it with you!— Nic Haralambous
Entrepreneurship is a lonely world. I see a psychologist, which I view as a mental coach… It’s a hard grind; it takes its toll.— Nic Haralambous
18-hour days are stupid. Get some good rest, then come back tomorrow when you can work at your top performing level.— Nic Haralambous
Haralambous – a serial entrepreneur – offers the following lessons (and more) from the field:
Fear of Failure - why it exists and how to overcome it.
Entrepreneurial glamor - overnight success doesn't exist (and business reporting is often harmful).
- The entrepreneurial struggle with balance - it's not OK to work 18 hour days (rewards should be constant and not a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow).
Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.
The world is a mishmash of online and offline.— Nic Haralambous
Digital is not enough. People want a tangible experience.— Nic Haralambous
Exponential growth is reserved for companies such as Facebook and Uber.— Nic Haralambous
Entrepreneurs get invited to events, but they don’t have time to attend!— Nic Haralambous
We practice radical candour in our business. Remove your ego and be honest!— Nic Haralambous
Hire slowly, fire quickly!— Nic Haralambous
If you see bad eggs, get rid of them! They will destroy your company’s culture, and culture is everything.— Nic Haralambous
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