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Independent Student Newspaper of UW Oshkosh Campuses

The Advance-Titan

Independent Student Newspaper of UW Oshkosh Campuses

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Entrepreneurs should not be discouraged when it comes to their ideas

The Forward Mentality

You have this dream life in your head; you’re trying to pursue your dreams but haven’t been able to tell anyone. It’s scary thinking about how they’ll react. Will they think you’re weird or stupid? It can be scary telling your friends and family that you want to be an entrepreneur; it’s scary to tell your friends and family anything that they don’t want to hear.

You Can’t Get Discouraged

If you truly believe your entrepreneurial idea is revolutionary, you need to learn how to have thick skin. What I mean by that is to not let the people that doubt you, or underestimate you, get to you. If you allow them to get to you, your idea will wither away while you stand there trying to be accepted by those people. You are unique; ignore the doubts and negative comments, and keep working hard.

I Know Because I’ve Been

When debating if I wanted to join this life and label myself an entrepreneur, it was scary. I had doubts about myself, and I knew my friends would look at me differently.
When it came down to it, I knew I wanted to do this, and I believed in what I was creating and still do. Just recently my roommate walked into our room and told me what some other friends of mine were saying about me. What they were saying was, “What’s wrong with him?” or “Why is he doing it?”

Nothing is wrong with me. I, maybe, had the courage to begin something he was never able to. I’m doing it for the climb.

I don’t necessarily want to make money, but I want to change lives by my creations. I want to create my legacy rather than letting outside factors create it for me.

Some of the other comments I’ve gotten are just negative remarks trying to make me feel “uncool” or “lame.” I refuse to buy into the negatives I am hearing on a daily basis; you need to do the same. Many people will criticize what you are doing because they are afraid that you will be more successful than them.

A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of sheep.

My Mentality as I Move Forward

My mentality is to keep grinding and to never look back. The past is the past, and you can’t change what has already happened. You can change what is happening in the present, and you can create your future; that is what needs to be focused on.

Go after your dreams regardless of what everyone else is saying; do your own thing.

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