Category: Psychology

Why Failure is good for Startup Founders. - Reagan Pollack

Why You Need to Fail

Failure is not a final destination (unless you choose it to be) — failure is an endless journey that moves us continually, and uncomfortably forward, not backwards. Every entrepreneur with a failure under his/her belt has at least a half dozen excuses for why the dream just never materialized. Shoulda, coulda, woulda…dissolved. Failure is a …

How to stop overthinking your startup - Reagan Pollack - Entrepreneur

Why Overthinking Kills Your Startup

Startup Tip of the Day:   For most first time entrepreneurs, it’s fairly common that 98% of them spend months and months (sometimes years even) marinating on their “big” idea, but fail to get it going.   How come?   They write the 50 page business plan.   They build the 5 year proforma statements …

How to Focus on What Matters Most in Your Startup

Here’s your Startup Tip of the Day:   It’s easy to be excited when you’re in the trenches of a new startup. The fresh office paint, the new sign hanging outside of your office door, the stack of printed résumés seeking a slice of the dream and an option at equity, and the creation of …

Hello, I’m Rejection

Here’s your Startup Tip of the Day (that no one is going to tell you about but me):   Founders, meet Rejection.   • From the ever popular, yet unoriginally benign “I think I’m going to pass”, “Thanks, but no thanks”, “This just isn’t a fit for us right now”, and “I think we are …

Startup Tip of the Day - Creating an Innovative Corporate Culture - Reagan Pollack

How to Build Innovation into Every Aspect of Your Company

Happy Thursday Founders 🙌🏽 ✍🏽Here’s your Startup Tip of the Day: Innovation should never be a siloed appendage; it must be a systemic attribute. What the f*ck does that mean? 👀 Founders and managers, listen up.🤫 💡If you don’t breed entrepreneurial thought & action into every area of your company – from the warehouse packaging …

Startup Tip of the Day - How to use Market Feedback to Win - Reagan Pollack

“In the middle of every difficulty, lies opportunity”

Happy Monday Entrepreneurs! Here’s your Startup Tip of the Day: “In the middle of every difficulty, lies opportunity” – Albert Einstein For every action, there is a reaction. So when we “pitch” a prospective buyer, a potential investor, a new employee on working for us, there will always be a risk that you hear a …

Entrepreneur - Founder - Co Founder- Startup - Reagan Pollack

The Easiest Thing to Do is Give Up

Over 4 startups I’ve been a co-founder of, there’s been so many moments where I just wanted to throw in the towel, and give up. From tech glitches that caused months of delays, to running out of cash when you least expect it, to deals that fall through when you’re banking on them closing, I’ve …

How to launch a new product - Reagan Pollack

Ready, Set, Fail.

Did you know that for the first time founder, a product launch represents the ultimate build-up moment to get everything just right. But for the repeat founder, a product launch represents the first of many, many revisions to get it right. Most launches produce lack-luster results. That’s just what to expect so temper your expectations …

The Secret to Being a Great Founder - Reagan Pollack

The Startup Secret No One Wants You To Know

The best founders listen 2-3X more than they talk. Are you listening to your customers, suppliers, investors, and employees? How deeply are you truly listening? Listen without judgement takes patience, and also radical candor. Much of what you hear might not suit your initial assumptions, or be in alignment with your vision, plan or ego. …

The 4 Startup Bottlenecks - Reagan Pollack

The 4 Startup Bottlenecks (and how to break ’em)

Happy Monday everybody. 💡Here’s your Startup Tip of the Day: There are four (4) main areas of bottlenecks within any startup company: A. Operational B. Financial C. Social D. Intellectual 🤝Let’s Talk Social >> You’ve heard the expression, “you are the average of the five people you hang out most with”, right? ☝🏼Well, your startup’s …