Be an Authentic Entrepreneur

Title: Be an Authentic Entrepreneur
Date: 2014-04-09
Speaker: Tristan Walker (Walker and Company)
Link: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders
 
You spend a third of your life learning, a third of your life earning, and a third of your life returning.
If you put returning before earning you won’t be able to scale returning.
One thing I learned is the important of authenticity of your brand.
You've got to be willing to persevere for six minutes when other people are willing to persevere for five.Brand is not what you say it is. It is what they say it is.
Nobody else should be telling (your) story.
Sometimes it is okay for people to be a jerk.
There are haters everywhere.
Your life is public. You had better take control of it before someone else does.
Every single trial and tribulation you go through is a lesson.
The entrepreneur thing is hard. At times it is amazing. At times it sucks.
You don’t want to have to stress yourself out unnecessarily.
Take your time.
The grass is always greener.
A lot of people think so far into the future that they forget the opportunity that is in the present.
It is all about the product.
As long as you practice very good judgement, and you’re working harder than anyone else, everything will work out for you much better than you would expect.
You’ve got to be willing to persevere for six minutes when other people are willing to persevere for five.
People are generally good.