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The Brand Called You (Episode 5)

Key Highlights

1. The optimal mindset every entrepreneur must keep when facing challenges

2. Should entrepreneurs seek help when struggling with challenges?

3. How to stay the course, no matter how tough the roads get?

4. Ashutosh Garg’s top learnings for startup entrepreneurs

 

Transcription

 

Q: The optimal mindset every entrepreneur must keep when facing challenges

A: Entrepreneurs must understand that this is a thankless job and so keeping his/her sanity is a must.

You must also gauge who to confide in since there are only a few people that can be trusted and will not see your challenges as moments of weakness.

Another quality to foster is being realistic. You can have big aspirations and visions of massive organisations, but be realistic about taking baby steps first before taking big leaps.

Q: Should entrepreneurs seek help when struggling with challenges?

A: Human mind has been conditioned into solving problems on their own, but reaching out to someone for help is always seen as a sign of weakness. As an entrepreneur, you've already taken some very courageous steps in sticking your neck out and going down the path that you have been dreaming of and there is no way on earth that you could have answers to every possible question. So every entrepreneur must have absolutely no hesitation in asking for help and in seeking out experts who can counsel them.

 

Q: How to stay the course, no matter how tough the roads get

A: Keep your head down

Keep working

Don’t let problems hassle you

Keep delivering

Keep communicating with people most important to you

And, prioritise personal health and staying fit.

 

Q: Ashutosh Garg’s top learnings for startup entrepreneurs

A: Manage your time well

Learn to prioritise tasks

Sharing information on only a need-to-know basis

Always lead by example

Give feedback to people

 

Finally, ensure you and your management team has fun

 


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