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The Best Advice You've Ever Received?

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Sharing advice is a big part of how entrepreneurs help each other navigate the business world. We rounded up 4 business leader's favorite advice to share with you. What's the best advice you've ever received?

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The Best Advice You've Ever Received?

  1. 1. 4 Business Leaders Share the Best Advice They’ve Ever Received It’s good stuff
  2. 2. “I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.” ― Oscar Wilde, Sharing secrets to success is a big part of helping other entrepreneurs find their way in the complex business world. Sure, you could learn all about how they manage their marketing teams or which customer service strategies are most promising. But wouldn’t it be more fun to know the greatest advice they’ve ever gotten, whether from other established executives, or just their dad? We thought so, which is why we rounded up four business leaders’ favorite advice they’ve gotten in their lifetime. Enjoy.
  3. 3. Always Listen to Dad My dad always said: “If a job’s worth doing it’s worth doing well.” I brushed it off when I was younger. I shouldn’t have. It’s become a compass for me. Pride in work is a key element of happiness for me.Cutting corners inevitably leads to debt of some sort. Technical debt, process debt, financial debt. All things that last are built on a solid foundations of well-done work. —Erik Dewhurst, senior business analyst for Smarsh
  4. 4. Comfort Is Overrated Never be comfortable. Or put another way, dive head-first into sink or swim situations. This is counterintuitive to most people who strive to find comfort in their lives and careers. But by doing the opposite — pushing yourself into uncomfortable situations —  you maximize your experience, learnings, and personal development. — Luke Kervin, Founder & Co-CEO of PatientPop
  5. 5. Modern Day Marketing We like to quote our customer Venkat at Palo Alto Networks, and he says,“If you’re not measuring, you’re not marketing.” — Bonnie Carter, president and CEO of Full Circle Insights
  6. 6. Leave the Customer Out Of It Never make your process your customer’s problem. It doesn’t matter if it takes 1 step or 100 — the customer doesn’t need to know about it. Your focus should always be on WOWing and creating a personalized experience for the customer! — Marie Rosecrans, VP of Customer Experience for Desk.com
  7. 7. Take the next step. Be more productive. Click here to download the free e-book Focus on growing your business instead of putting out fires.

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