You Just Have To Have The “Want To”

This morning I was looking through industry article after industry article in efforts to try to accomplish two things. I was trying to educate myself further on SaaS industry trends and also find something that would be relevant for you, our blog readers.

However, I wasn’t finding anything I felt was fitting and of interest. So I decided I would hold off on today’s blog post and work on some other tasks for a while.

This was the best decision because while I was watching Garrett’s live video for today, he gave a link to an article that was perfect for me and totally worth sharing with our readers.

Here is a link to the article. This article is from John Sung Kim and titled, “How I Created A $350 Million Software Company Knowing Nothing About Software.”

You can click here to watch Garrett’s live video, but I also wanted to share my own thoughts on this article. I realize that I’m in a different position than entrepreneurs who are taking on all the risk and building there own companies. However, I was still able to take something from this article as a Project Manager.

Here is a section of the article that really jumped out to me:

“I’m not sure if I have any sage advice for other entrepreneurs, but out of this experience I did learn one important truth. Namely, you don’t have to be an Ivy League graduate (I’m not) or have a lot of money (we didn’t). You just have to believe in yourself against all reasonable logic, as trite as that sounds.”

The last line was my favorite, “You just have to believe in yourself again at all reasonable logic, as trite as that sounds.”

The entire article is a good one but that is something I think a lot of people need to be reminded of and it doesn’t hurt to hear it again and again. As John Sung Kim talks about in this article, building a business isn’t easy, and you don’t have to be extremely smart, but you do have to believe in yourself and believe in what you’re building.

I hope you enjoy reading this article as much as I did.