February 18, 2012

Don’t Give Up


I was feeling nostalgic and going through some of my older posts on this blog. I made a post over two years ago about giving your all in business and life, and realized yet again how important the advice Russel gave is.

I have been running Fuseware for over two years now, and I would be lying if I said it was an easy journey. I have given my mind, heart and soul to it because it perfectly connects my two passions of technology and psychology. I have done the 16 hour a day, 7 day a week thing. I have lost friends and girlfriends because of my chosen lifestyle. I even landed up in hospital just over a year ago after being overworked and overstressed. And I came quite close to giving up on several occasions.

But I stuck to my guns. There is no better feeling than watching something you have worked on for so long finally start to ripen. I still work very hard, but due to having great partnerships and working with smart contractors I have balanced out to roughly 10 hours a day, and even take most weekends off. The network I’ve built, the high level discussions I have with influential people, the thought of doing something that might change the world in a small way – it all makes the long journey worth it. If you don’t give up and keep riding the crests and absorbing the troughs, your dreams finally start coming true.

The point of this blog post is to note the importance of never giving up. This is a key point that many successful entrepreneurs talk about, and I have realized it from direct experience. Running your own business takes everything out of you, so if you make the decision to go into it make sure you are prepared to go all the way.

If you have a dream,  the market conditions are right, and are prepared to absolutely never give up and never stop learning, I can guarantee that you will find success. If you have recently started a business and want some words of advice, or would like to connect with me and just get to know my story better, I will be glad to assist where I can.

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One Comment

  1. Marianne February 21, 2012 at 9:25 am

    You are an inspiration to everyone around you, Mike! Keep following you dreams and never give up.

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