What is one piece of advice you are glad you ignored?

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JASON LEMKIN

I need to do a few, at different phases of my career, from most recent to earliest:

1.  Don’t do any VC investments your first year.  Take your time.   Sound advice.  But would have missed 4 amazing ones.

2.  It’s Hopeless.  Let’s Throw in the Towel.  Yes, it was.  But quitting doesn’t help.

3.  Don’t start that start-up, it won’t work, there aren’t enough customers, and the technology doesn’t work.  All true, based on conventional knowledge.  We sold that company (my first start-up as a founder) for $50,000,000 12.5 months later.

4.  Don’t join that start-up, it’s not enough money.  True but it got the journey going.

5.  Don’t leave.  I’ll pay you $50,000 to stay.  A lot of money.  But it was time.
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Published on February 19, 2016
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