In 2008, Gil Beyda gave a talk at the Philly Startup Leaders Founder Factory on the 10 tips to overnight success that took him 35 years to learn. They are great reminders of what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.
I often refer back to Gil’s 10 tips when I feel like I am wandering off the path or need that little kick in the rear. I hope Gil doesn’t mind me re-sharing them. If you want more explanations of each of them, you are going to have to go hear Gil speak somewhere. Do it if you can. It is a great experience.
Here is to hoping these 10 tips help you as much as they have helped me. Cheers to your “overnight success”
#10 – Entrepreneurs sell
# 9 – Know yourself
# 8 – Don’t drink your own kool-aid
# 7 – Be an expert in something
# 6 – Your spouse/significant other is your first partner
# 5 – You’ll make a lot of mistakes
# 4 – Be nimble
# 3 – Freedom to Fail
# 2 – Be an idea machine
# 1 – Get Lucky