The first year of entrepreneurship is a whirlwind for anyone, but Yang has juggled it all while also finishing her degree (she graduates from Georgetown in May). Below, the 22-year-old shares the hard-earned lessons that have propelled Misfit's growth—and changed her life.
- Your network is crucial to your success.
- At some point, you'll have no idea what you're doing. Ask for help.
- Use encouragement – monetary or otherwise – to power you forward.
- Ask for — and accept — free favors from those who believe in your mission.
- Working in a shared office space can yield big ideas.
- You will face a lot of rejection while trying to find investors.
- If you've started a business with a friend, don't neglect the friendship.
- If you are passionate enough, the hard work won't feel like work.
- Stay confident even when you face sexism.
- Remember that your business idea can change the world.
Curated from How to Crush It in Your Startup's First Year [Cosmopolitan]
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