Entrepreneurship isn’t easy.
There’s plenty of time spent typing up emails.
Then there’s the time dedicated to drafting plans and presentations.
Then there’s the time spent holding meetings with your partners.
And even more time still to planning the meetings to accommodate everyone’s schedules.
Whether you’re balancing a side-project alongside a traditional 9-to-5 job or you’re fully committed to running a startup, it can be difficult to always see the bright side of entrepreneurship. The key to your success, though, is how you understand the value of building your vision and making it happen, which it makes your hard work worth it.
Here are a several sound pieces of advice from a diverse group of business leaders that can help you stay optimistic and persistent in your professional pursuits:
Indra Nooyi, CEO, PepsiCo
Evan Spiegel, CEO, Co-founder, Snapchat
Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief, Vogue
Howard Schultz, CEO, Starbucks
Marissa Mayer, CEO, Yahoo
Kenneth Chenault, CEO, American Express
Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook; Founder, LeanIn.org
Elon Musk, Founder, CEO, Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (Tesla)