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Throw Back Thursdays (May 2015)

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On focus:

“One of the things I learned how to do was focus. I tried to do everything when I started and that’s the wrong thing to do. You have to choose a few things that are really important and then let the rest slide. That would’ve saved me so much time. There are 1000 things you could be doing right now and 3 of them matter. If you just focus on those 3, then you have more time to work …. or go live your life. – Corbett Drummey, Popular Pays

“You can focus on one of those things, maybe two, but not all three. Feel comfortable saying ‘no’ to some opportunities and ‘no’ to some follow-ups because you just can’t be focusing on too many different avenues.” – Sarah Press, Project Fixup

On entrepreneurship and startups:

“I love startups. I’ve met the smartest and most interesting people, and they do the coolest shit and have the best ethos and culture. You’re based on results. With startups you can’t fake it- you get it right or you fail. It’s not like school where you do homework to please a teacher. Startups are very real. You’re on your own – and that’s the scary part. No one is coming to check in on you.” – Corbett Drummey, Popular Pays

“I’ve learned that entrepreneurship is a process. Even for ideas that don’t hit a home run out of the park – just the fact that you’re bringing something into existence that can add value to people is really rewarding.” – Sarah Press, Project Fixup

On social impacts:

“Doing good is really good business. That’s how we first incorporated it. That’s the honest truth. It’s difficult to do something that is purely altruistic and selfless – but you start to feel really good and it’s become such a huge part of our identity and motivation. It helps me wake up every morning.” – Steven Dyme, Flowers for Dreams

On solving problems:

“Don’t be intimidated by what you think is difficult or who you think is too tough or too smart for you. Have confidence in your ability to solve a problem.” – Steven Dyme, Flowers for Dreams

On funding:

“I can’t tell you if what I’m doing is right or wrong, but I’m doing what I feel is right. We’ve ramped up pretty aggressively. I heard once that when you start accepting funding you have to imagine yourself running as fast as you can towards a brick wall. Right before you hit impact, you hope someone jumps in front of you and helps you hurdle that wall before you have to do it all over again.” – Ross Petersen, Blitsy

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