January 13, 2020
The number one thing I wish I knew before I founded Monarc Global is how to practice patience, and that it would be a critical skill to have for the success of the business. Whether it be during development, fundraising, management or operations, patience is vital to progress.
When I say patience, I don’t mean the kind where you get frustrated and have to take a second to relax. I wish I had the kind of patience that zen monks and parents of four kids under five possess, as it would help me tackle the daily grind of startup life.
While I haven’t learnt patience, I have learnt to channel it into productive energy instead. When a situation arises that tests my patience, or lack thereof, I focus my attention on our end goal instead.
My lack of patience is tested when deadlines are promised and they’re not delivered on time, or close to on time.
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