Monday Marketing Mash-up: Entrepreneurs’ Stories

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I wrote this about my entrepreneurial journey, especially how we got started. I titled it somewhat provocatively, but the point is that I needed to reduce the distractions in my life to think clearly, to figure out what I really wanted to do.

The TV had filled our lives with noise. In the silence, we could hear our thoughts, our dreams.

Towards the end, I offer more tips on reducing distractions and improving your focus, something I struggle with every day. This post was also picked up by women 2.0.

I like reading stories and learnings of other entrepreneurs for motivation: it makes me feel less alone, it gives me hope that we’ll make it too.

This post on what it’s like to be the CEO of a startup really resonated with me.

Weekends don’t mean anything to you anymore. Closing a round of financing is not a relief. It means more people are depending on you to turn their investment into twenty times what they gave you.

One entrepreneur whose journey (and blog posts about that journey) motivate me is Joel Gascoigne of Buffer. I really liked his recent advice to startup founders.

But my favorite post by Joel is this one on hard work. For a while, the whiteboard in my office carried the motivational message: “Stay on the treadmill.” (I felt “Die” was a bit too drastic to be motivational.)

And we (actually, mostly I) share our thoughts about working at Markitty here, if you’d like to know more.

Wish you a focused, productive week.

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