Top 3 Tips for Becoming a Successful Start Upper

The following are some tips for becoming a successful startupper based on my experience of building a company from nothing to up in the Netherlands.

  1. Take risks.

Life is too short to spend your time avoiding failure. At the age of 38 I was fired from the only full-time job I’d ever had – the job I liked.

But I never let myself look back, and the very next day I took a big risk and co-founded a start up company based on an unproven idea that carries a huge international econimic and political risk.

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail – and you must have the courage to go for it anyway.

  1. Be persistent.

If you are not persistence, it is in the box that you will fail. You will fail. And I am talking about the persistence in doing when everyone and everything is against you.

When I started my first company, that’s was a catastrophe every day for one and half year. I turned every stones, got to know all my competitions, got to know all my company’s strength and weakness and knocked all doors. As used to say even when nothing worked I would sincerely die in happiness, nothing else or more could had been done. Of course miles far away from my comfort  zone. There is a difference between failing and failing and you are beside the success when you acknowledged it.

  1.  Network

You need audience, you need support, you need trusted advise, you need network. This is a cost effective way to improve your platform and I do suggest you leverage on it.