Hack The Entrepreneur

by Jon Nastor

Troy Shu
Troy Shu
Updated at: February 23, 2024
 3 min read
Hack The Entrepreneur
Hack The Entrepreneur

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What are the big ideas?

  1. Using your computer, good internet, and hard work can really help you succeed in today's business world.
  2. Beating your fears and doubts is key to growing and feeling free as an entrepreneur.
  3. It's important to work hard but also take breaks to keep growing your business over time.
  4. To do well in business, you need to focus on what your customers need and plan with your final goals in mind.
  5. Success in business comes from actually doing things, knowing your competition well, and seeing failures as chances to learn and do better next time.


Embracing Technology and Hard Work in Modern Business

  • “Do not underestimate what you, your laptop, a good Wi-Fi connection, and some hard work can accomplish. These are the new rules of business. Get used to it, or keep your day job.”

Overcoming Personal Limitations for Entrepreneurial Success

  • “Overcoming my sense of inadequacy was one of the most liberating feelings in my life.”
  • “We always overestimate the size of our hurdles, until we overcome them.”
  • “I have a piece of paper, a “fears page” if you will, where I write down whatever is keeping me from doing something at a specific moment.”

Balancing Hard Work with Rest for Sustainable Business Growth

  • “Yes, of course, you have to find your periods of hustle and hard work, but you also have to nurture your periods of stepping back and taking time off from business.”
  • “Enjoy the lows, because they make the highs much higher.”

Strategic Planning and Customer Focus in Entrepreneurship

  • “In order to be an entrepreneur, you need to act like an entrepreneur. That means acting however you want, as long as you build things and put them out into the world.”
  • “What do you want your lifestyle and businesses to look like? Think about this when starting, and begin with your end goals in mind.”
  • “Remember, your business is not about you. It is never about you. It is about your customer.”

The Role of Execution, Competition, and Persistence in Business

  • “Your ideas are worthless until you take action.”
  • “In order to win in your market, you need to understand your competition better than they understand themselves.”
  • “The value of an idea is only realized during its execution.”
  • “The only way to fail as an entrepreneur is to quit before you’ve seen enough failures to find your success.”
  • “You don’t have to outsmart your competition or have more resources, you just have to outwork them.”

The Importance of Mindset and Acknowledging Failures in Entrepreneurship

  • “Failure is not the end of an idea or business venture, but the starting point of the next one.”
  • “Entrepreneurs are not born – they are created through mindset, determination, and a willingness to work hard.”
  • “Our businesses do not need us to be good at everything, but they do require us to acknowledge our shortcomings with courage and humility.”
  • “When you fall while climbing an obstacle, you simply land back on the plateau you were just on. You don’t have to start from scratch again.”


  1. How have you used technology and hard work to achieve something significant in your business or personal projects?
  2. Can you recall a time when you overcame a personal limitation or fear that was holding you back in your entrepreneurial journey?
  3. How do you balance periods of intense work with taking breaks to ensure long-term success and avoid burnout?
  4. In planning your business, how do you focus on what your customers need instead of just what you want?
  5. Can you think of an example where taking action on an idea made a big difference, even when you didn't have all the resources or know everything about your competition?
  6. How have you learned from failures or setbacks in your business or projects, and how did these experiences shape your mindset and approach moving forward?

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