- Pursue excellence, not money – “The universe doesn’t care if you want to be rich,” Glassman said at the iCONIC Conference in Seattle on Tuesday. “Markets are unknowable. Excellence stands like a beacon, a lighthouse,” Glassman said. “Excellence is obvious to everyone. Chase it. Pursue it.”
- Forget the “vision” mumbo jumbo; execute the plan – O’Leary explained that entrepreneurs that are able to set goals, communicate them and are transparent about progress toward those goals are the ones that succeed.
- Don’t deny big sources of resistance – “When you’re trying to do something new, you are going to face resistance.”
- Cutting back is not only for worst-case scenarios – “Don’t be scared to make cuts. You can’t save the world. If you want to be successful in business, you gotta be tough sometimes, and you better be tough in tough times.
- You’ll never be fully “prepared”; just take the leap! – “I’m a big believer that you’re never prepared enough for a job that has the potential for greatness. “You’re never going to know everything. You just gotta do it, because the best experience is doing it.”
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