The Biggest Risk Is Not Taking Any Risk!
Everyone asks themselves at some point if they could start over, what would they do? I’ve been an entrepreneur my entire life. I know that even if I had the chance to redo it all I’d still be in this field, doing what I love. However, when I was starting out the entrepreneurial field was a different place. When I was young I began with a driveway sealing business, followed by a heating and air conditioning business. It was all hands on. Now, digital marketing and startup investment where it’s at.
“The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg
The future of the entrepreneurial world
While there was a tremendous success to be had back when I was starting out, the new generation of digital marketers aren’t just making millions, they’re making billions. The future of the entrepreneurial world is the type of people who are inventing platforms like Snapchat and Facebook.
Facebook’s origins are an excellent study in getting in early. Facebook got its first angel investor while it was still being run out of Mark Zuckerberg’s dorm room. Peter Thiel agreed to invest $500,000 and received a 10% share of the company. When he sold his shares in 2012 he made more than $1 billion. It’s a waiting game. As Thiel said, “Most of a tech company’s value will come at least 10 to 15 years in the future.”
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Digital marketing is only going to continue to grow. If you want to break into the business world, understanding today’s internet users is an absolute necessity. Times have changed.
I’ve learned to adapt to the new digital marketing landscape
Just because you’ve been in business a while doesn’t mean you can’t make changes and rebrand yourself. So much of what I now do is rooted in digital marketing. I tour the country giving interviews and speeches about achieving success in business, but I wouldn’t be able to do any of that without a powerful online presence. I built an audience on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and promote myself through those platforms.
The startup world is an exciting place
If you´re looking for new investment opportunities, the startup world is an exciting place. If I were new to this that’s where I’d be looking. There are so many amazing ideas and solutions out there that anyone can invest in. The world of digital/tech investments is sometimes a little more volatile than the stock market, but the payoff is huge if you´re willing to take the risk.
Even if you aren’t an entrepreneur or an investor, the field of digital marketing is a thriving place with endless career opportunities. The future is already here. We’re all reliant on our smartphones and tablets.
Becoming a part of the movement and being flexible to change sets you up on the path to success. You have to be willing to take a leap of faith. I do my research and I follow my gut, and it has led me to the success I have today. I don’t regret anything about the path I took, but I do value the lessons we gain from hindsight.
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