Growth Hack Yourself: 13 Founders Teach You How

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The best way to learn is from folks who have been there before you. Whether you’re starting your first business or your third, the journey can feel foggy. That’s why we rounded up some words of wisdom from 23 of Clarity’s most inspiring entrepreneurs last month. Readers loved it, so we’re bringing you 13 more tips.


1. Brian Wong – Founder at Kiip
“Don’t be afraid to ask for help. I like to say that asking is underrated – if you don’t ask someone for help, they don’t know how to help you. You control everything you do. Carve your own path.” 

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2. Aaron Vidas – Startup Adviser
“Be a solution to a problem, not a solution looking for a problem.” 

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3. Adii Pienaar – Founder at WooThemes
“Always pay it forward and create value for others.” 

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4. Ali Maadelat- Founder at The Lorenz Marketing Group
“It isn’t enough to want to be successful. You need something more to get you through the BS.”

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5. Justin Winter – Founder at Diamond Candles
“Entrepreneurship is awesome, I choose what I want to do everyday. Entrepreneurship sucks, I choose what I want to do everyday. This is a game of choice. Those who learn fastest and and make the best choices win.”

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6. Lars Lofgren – Growth at KISSmetrics
“You can’t just do the right things, you need to do the right things in the right order. This is especially true for business metrics.” 

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7. John T. Meyer – Founder at Lemonly
“Growth hack yourself before you growth hack your company.”

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8. Rahul Varshneya – Entrepreneur & Advisor
“Success isn’t a formula. Your path is unique with its own set of challenges. Follow YOUR gut and your instincts and do what your heart tells you to do”

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9. Seth Berman – VP Marketing at Flywheel
“Figure out where you are winning organically. You may find you can build an entire business serving that one group in ways you never imagined.” 

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10. Dan Abelon – Founder at SpeedDate
“Because entrepreneurship is a creative pursuit, it’s important to regularly take time off of work to relax. Sometimes solutions to the hardest problems reveal themselves when you aren’t actively thinking about them.”

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11. Logan Lenz – Founder at Endagon
“No Deal is ever closed until you carry out your end”


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12. Phil Pallen – Celebrity Social Strategist
“No matter how rich and powerful one may be, make relationships with great people. Egos need to be set aside.” 

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13. Christian Busch – Corporate Development at Alloy Media and Marketing
“Believe in your knowledge, test your assumptions, double down on your learnings.”

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What is your most valuable lesson learned as an entrepreneur? You pick #14. Share your thoughts in the comments below.

 

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Comments.

  • http://inturact.com/ Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré

    Great round-up. I can relate to these quotes, so I assume I’m on the right path.

    #11 needs a period at the end. 🙂

  • http://workado.com/ Justin McGill @ Workado

    Would like to see maybe more in-depth actionable advice, but these are some good quotes.