Twitter for 5-Star Dynamics is up and running!
— Jeremy Brown (@SocialJeremy) April 12, 2011
This was my very first tweet on Twitter.
I know what you’re thinking, “What in the world is 5-Star Dynamics?”
To be honest with you, at the time, I had no idea. But I knew this much…
5-Star Dynamics was my first attempt at this thing we call entrepreneurship. I was in my early 20’s. And I was extremely driven (still am).
I had no idea what I was doing. Plus I barely knew exactly what I wanted 5-Star Dynamics to be. This is a perfect example of not knowing what problem you’re trying to solve. And just creating something because you can.
Not a very good start.
Seeing my first tweet instantly made me reflect on my journey. The ups and downs. The many, many failed ideas. The lessons learned. And the successes.
Here are some of the lessons I’ve learned in entrepreneurship and life since that first tweet:
- Solve a problem that people actually have
- When you think you have a good idea slow down and reflect before pushing forward — ask questions
- Failure is the beginning of success as long as you take the lessons learned and apply them in a productive way
- Focus…I mean really focus
- Believe in what you’re doing…don’t fake it
- Don’t start something just for the sake of starting something
- Execution is everything
- Surround yourself with people who have passion for something, curiosity, and a zest for life
- Be a super sponge for knowledge
- The ability to write well is a skill that’s more powerful then you think
- Opportunities are all around you if you open your eyes and ears
- Everything literally happens for a reason — It’s up to you to find out what that reason is
- Question everything — be extremely curious
- Mistakes happen, learn from them
- There’s no substitute for a ridiculous, sickening work ethic
- Train your mind, body, and soul for peak performance
What has your younger self taught you?
This article was originally published on Medium