The daily grind for founders and startups can at times be overwhelming. Your new product / service seems great on some many levels — so why hasn’t the rest of the world caught on to your brilliance yet?
If words of encouragement can help ease these frustrations, then check out this blog post from Entrepreneur listing 10 great quotes from those who have had a measure of success. One of our favorite quotes in this post comes from Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh: “Chase the vision, not the money — the money will end up following you.”
Speaking of Zappos, the Downtown Project and all things Las Vegas, we remind you that the second annual SXSW V2V conference is scheduled July 13-16. SXSW V2V re-imagines the SXSW Interactive experience in a smaller setting than what is available in Austin in March. Programming at SXSW V2V is particularly geared to founders and entrepreneurs . Indeed, if you are a startup, then you will want to apply to be part of the V2Venture Pitch Competition. Hurry, final application deadline for this V2Venture is Friday, April 11.
As for the "don't be trapped by dogma" quote for entrepreneurs that is listed in the headline of this post, attribute that one to Steve Jobs. The full passage of what he advised is as follows:
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other people's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."