After sending 7 unanswered emails, I received a video response from the founder I'd been trying to get in touch with. Here's the framework I used to add value.
I used this exact email strategy to get a response from with the #1 mentor I wrote down on my dream mentor list.
To be an early stage entrepreneur, you have to BUILD AND SELL. I took this concept from Naval, but it was the main point that resonated with me while reading the Almanack of Naval. It reminded me of my business partner Jayson and I's first go round with building & selling together.
There are more resources than ever to start a business in today's world. And I'm making it one of my missions to help entrepreneurs make the jump.
One quality amongst all successful entrepreneurs is the willingness to learn new things and find solutions to problems. If you want to start a business, you have to present a solution to your first problem — the uncertainty of the beginning stages.
Companies who stick to industrial age principles are going to be rapidly left behind in the the information age.
Three years ago, I was working remotely for Hewlett Packard Enterprise and couldn't take it anymore. I wanted to find my tribe and I was looking for people who didn't fit the 9-5 cultural norm. Here's a little back story of why I'm building EHQ.
Since quitting my job at HPE in 2017 and jumping into the entrepreneurial journey, I've realized 3 things similar among most entrepreneurs.
I've heard it a million times... "talk to your customers and they'll tell you how to improve your product."
"Most people and/or situations will present problems. Your job as an entrepreneur is simple — present solutions to these problems."
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