1 – Luck

I have  always worked very, very hard, and the harder I worked, the luckier I got. – Alan Bond

An entrepreneur knows there is no such thing as luck . Luck is an excuse and it unfairly minimizes the hard work it takes to be successful.


There is only one success–to be able to spend your life in your own way. –Christopher Morley
The entrepreneur defines freedom as the ability to do what they want, when they want and have control over their own destiny. It’s not about retiring, extra vacation days or lack of responsibility.

3 – Failure
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. –Thomas Edison
The only point at which you have truly failed is when you stop trying. Each attempt at making something work is another lesson, another opportunity. Ensure you have defined an appropriate end goal for your efforts to measure true success.

4 – Work/Life Balance

I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night. –Henry Ford
Once you start a business, it becomes an integral part of your life . Experienced entrepreneurs know this–and they are okay with it. Building proper systems allows you time away from the office (and is the only way to scale). But no one will ever care for or grow your vision the way you can.

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. – Bill Gates
Entrepreneurs love to hear from and talk to unhappy customers. Unhappy customers are the best source of ways to improve your business, build your product and drive your market. When you satisfy an unhappy customer, they are loyal and a great source for referrals and recommendations.


“Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight
success.” – Biz Stone
There is no such thing as an overnight success and entrepreneurs see their time as an investment in their business. If your not willing to spend the time, then your likely not dedicated enough to see your idea through.

“The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.” -Marc Benioff
In order for a business to be successful, hire the individuals who want more than a paycheck. It is your job to set the vision and move your team towards a common goal they are passionate about.