Tag Archive: Grit

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    by Angie Chang

    The StairMaster To Nowhere

    When the going gets tough, having a real mission becomes vital.

    By Anda Gansca (CEO & Co-Founder, Knotch)

    There’s people out there who say that building a company is like having a baby. Or like kiteboarding or gambling. I will venture to make another generalization and tell you why building a company is like climbing on the StairMaster. The StairMaster to nowhere.

    I never really liked the StairMaster. Or the treadmill. When I run or climb, I like to know that I am “going places.”

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    by Angie Chang

    Change Your Relationship To “Failure”

    In business, failure is not possible – it’s inevitable. Expect it.

    By Amanda Steinberg (Founder & CEO, DailyWorth)

    A couple of years ago, I had the worst day of my entrepreneurial life. DailyWorth was two years old, I’d been trying to raise investment capital for nine months, and I had two toddlers and a marriage on thin ice. A group of investors had verbally committed to putting major money into the company, but the close was dragging out. So like any good salesperson, I threw out a date for finishing the deal.

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    by Angie Chang

    Do The Hardest Thing

    I’ve programmed myself to do the hardest things in life, but they’ve also brought me the greatest joy!

    By Poornima Vijayashanker (Founder & CEO, BizeeBee)

    Instead of doing what’s easiest, I always chose to pursue the hard path. Even after dropping out of my first computer science class, I forced myself to take summer school, and take the class again. Then when most were dropping out of engineering school, I convinced myself into double majoring in electrical engineering and computer science with just two years before graduation.

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    by Angie Chang

    Life’s Biggest Challenges Are Your Best Business School

    EatDrinkJobs is one of the 10 startups pitching onstage at PITCH NYC Conference & Competitionget your $300 conference pass to join Women 2.0 on November 14.

    By Julie Lerner (Founder, EatDrinkJobs)

    Everything I learned about entrepreneurship started with three words… “you have cancer.”

    My sudden diagnosis turned each day into a gift and at a very young age, this harrowing journey taught me more than I ever expected to learn about life, true grit, and making things happen.