The ultimate goal of any entrepreneur is to launch a company that is hugely successful. However, various grueling challenges and difficulties make it hard to succeed as an entrepreneur. Winning is for the dedicated and usually, a lot of people fail when the challenges become big. Many beginners often look for patterns in successful entrepreneurs with more experience. With his vast knowledge as an entrepreneur, Jared Sanborn is one person to certainly look up to.
Having held top positions in five different companies, two of which he founded, Jared Sanborn is a more than qualified candidate for advice on entrepreneurship. Presently, he is the CEO of Pure Technology and the chairman of Eyefuel PR. With 16 years of experience building businesses, Sanborn is highly experienced in all aspects of a business. He has worked as a leader and an innovator. The fact that he has worked in almost all roles of a company at one point in his career makes him a well-rounded entrepreneur.
Making it to the Top
Sanborn didn’t become an entrepreneurial success overnight. He was born with a passion for entrepreneurship, but realizing his skills and applying them to serve his purpose was a gradual process. With a combination of unrelenting dedication and an eye for the bigger picture, he put his natural talent to good use. This talent combined with the things he has learned through years of experience is what made him the person he is today.
Stepping forward through failure
Success is a beautiful thing, but often hidden and overlooked behind it are the many losses and failures. After all, failure is inevitable and actually a part of the ingredient to be successful in business.
Sanborn believes that in order to succeed, failures must be acknowledged and even expected. He has built his skills through taking risks and aiming for greater heights. Unsuccessful tries always give new information and mistakes become opportunities to change and adapt.
Learning to listen
Sanborn has many business lessons he learned along the way. One of the most important lessons he learned is paying attention. An effective leader has to learn to take advice to ensure the company’s success. Being too proud is a recipe for disaster. It means that an entrepreneur does not acknowledge his/her blind spots and will eventually fail due to not recognizing threats that other people could see.
Filling in the role
It’s not one big celebration when an entrepreneur finally makes it big. The signs are always evident in the small things that entrepreneurs do. Jared believes that time shouldn’t be wasted on dwelling on the bad things and instead should be productively spent on working on things that will elevate the business. An entrepreneur should never settle in a single role and be well-rounded so that he/she can understand the roles of others in the company and come up with new ideas in critical times.
Entrepreneurship is a long and challenging game. Winning is only possible when the entrepreneur refuses to quit. Jared knows that success can only be achieved by those who have what it takes to persevere through the hardships. Difficulties and setbacks will make it easy to give up, but not giving up on the momentum gained is the hardest part.
Jared wants to inspire more entrepreneurs to be successful in their ventures. He shares his life lessons and thoughtful quotes on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok, to inspire aspiring entrepreneurs in their journeys.
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