They sit there forever on the dim horizon of my mind, that Stonehenge circle of elderly disapproving Faces—Faces of the Uncles and Schoolmasters and Tutors who frowned on my youth.
In the bright center and sunlight I leap, I caper, I dance my dance; but when I look up, I see they are not deceived. For nothing ever placates them, nothing ever moves to a look of approval that ring of bleak and contemptuous Faces.
It’s hard to fix what’s happened in the past.
I meet too many early stage entrepreneurs who are still trying to win an argument with a former team or company (“those fools at the Institute”) that they used to work for. An argument that is only taking place in their own mind.
Here is a simple test. When you visualize succeeding do you see yourself going back to where you worked before to rub it in or being congratulated by the people your product has helped.
- Start Where You Are
- Three Quotes By Glenn Kellman on Entrepreneurship
“The way that Charles Dickens once described his depression–as the child inside himself who won’t stop crying–always seemed to me to be a better description of the entrepreneur’s insatiable unhappiness with a world that could be so much better.”
Glenn Kelman in “Entrepreneur 2.0?
- Saras Sarasvathy’s Effectual Reasoning Model for Expert Entrepreneurs
- Be Careful How You Tell Yourself “The Story So Far“