A magazine for young entrepreneurs
Written by Jonathan Chan
November 30, 2015/16 Comments
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About Jonathan Chan
Jonathan Chan was the first Content Crafter at Foundr Magazine. He writes about startups, growth and marketing.
This was so lovely! Especially the takeaways at the end. Thanks Jonathon!
Thanks for sharing these stories. Something I definitely needed to read today 😊
This is just great. One of the things that would really address how to find happiness and fulfilment is to do what you want.
Thank you so much for this Jonathan. I can totally relate to all of the entrepreneurs here and I know that many of us need to read about the experiences that others have had and are having. Very encouraging!
Thanks so much for including me in this great list! It is a great question that needs to be talked about more and I am happy to have had the opportunity to share.
Can’t thank you enough Jon for always giving such fantastic responses, it’s great to let everyone know and realise that the journey is always the same and we can all get through it 🙂
lots of gold here! Thanks for having me contribute to this.
Thanks so much to you Benny for giving such an awesome response, I’m sure it resonated with a lot of people!
Brilliant article Jon! this was a great question to ask. Criticism is something we all need to struggle with if we want to grow and achieve great things.
I’m honored to be on this list with so many brilliant minds! Thanks for including me.
Thanks so much for your input Kyle, always great to have you under the Foundr banner 🙂
Great article! I really resonated with Jeff’s advice on not simply ignoring the criticism, but using it as fuel. In my experience in the entrepreneurial world (although I’m still very new!) some of the naysayers are just being mean. They are trying to tear you down and stop you because they are unhappy in their own lives and by acting unconventionally you are making them uncomfortable and challenging their own limiting beliefs. There are, however, naysayers who offer comments for reflection. In my business, someone challenging my mission actually helped me to refine and make that mission even clearer and stronger. At a time that I was trying to make a community that was everything for everyone, that doubter actually helped me to take a step back, think about what I was doing, and refocus even stronger and better than ever. At the end of the day, though, it all comes down to how much you believe in what you’re doing. Everyone will always have an opinion; nothing is for everyone. You just have to honor what is right for you!
It’s great that you enjoyed the article Jordan, and Jeff is a wonderful person to model after.
Great to hear that you don’t let it hold you down but use it to keep you going and refocus. That’s exactly the mindset every successful entrepreneur needs!
EPIC Article!!! 🙂 Had a friend bust out laughing at one of my inventions (granted he’s a goofy sort) — but this resonated completely! 😀
Awesome to hear that this article resonated with you Jared! Keep on hustling and show them what you’re made of 🙂
My god – this is a brilliant article.
Remembering that the criticism isn’t always coming from the outside, and that using ALL the critical voices to spur you on . . . is a bloody valuable lesson.
Thanks Jonathan <3 Pia
So glad you enjoyed the article Pia, critics definitely have a way of cutting to the core. Glad that you liked the article, but I can’t take any credit for the incredible responses everyone gave.
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