Planning and skepticism certainly have their place, but don’t let too much thinking hold you back.
By Jessica Stillman (Contributing Writer, Women 2.0)
Michelle You has simple advice for founders – just go for it. Founding companies is second only to, perhaps, sky diving when it comes to terror, which is why Michelle You, co-founder of Songkick, offers advice to those starting up that’s also remarkably applicable to those jumping out of airplanes – close your eyes and leap.
After five years of fear of the unknown, constant ruminations of worst-case scenarios and low tolerance for stress, I thought it might be a good idea to start a company(!).
By Solome Tibebu (Founder & CEO, Cognific)
“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby
As I struggled with coming up with a sassy title for this guest blog post, it brought me to some very familiar feelings. While at a much lesser extent than other times in my life, preparing to write this article bought about familiar sensations – feelings of inability, stress, avoidance and despair. However, anxiety topped the list.
Throughout middle and high school, I suffered from a severe anxiety disorder including panic attacks and OCD.