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Her second piece of advice is to keep a highlight journal that you
update monthly with the top three successes of the last 30 days.
You'll likely be working on a startup over several years, and it can
become difficult to recall the details over time. Starting your own
company will come with challenges, and regularly reflecting on
your accomplishments can make it seem less overwhelming. "Plus,
things are much more obvious in retrospect, and it's amazing to
look back on years of memories to see just how far you've come!"
Her final advice is to know which level of the game you're on
and how success is measured. Stay close to your customers, talk
to other founder friends, and get coaching - the benchmarks are
constantly changing, and your vision for the company will also
evolve over time.
Undoubtedly, the startup energy is infectious, and Han has caught
the entrepreneurial bug. Her second venture is well underway, but
she expects a third act (and maybe a fourth or fifth) in her future.
"Many of our friends who have exited multiple companies are still
hard at work making new ideas a reality; it is about the process and
impact. The founder community is amazing."
NEXT WOMEN'S EVENT 2011
Cathy Han & Nancy Lockhart having an intimate
moment at the Women's Event at the Satchu
Han's recommended reading for all aspiring serial
entrepreneurs is Paul Graham's essays.
"He's incredible at boiling down really difficult topics
into important and easy-to-understand insights”
SPOKE CLUB 2011
Reza Satchu, Founding Chairman and Co-Chair, NEXT
Canada & Cathy Han with the 2011 cohort at the Spoke
Club in Toronto.
Cathy Han interviewed backstage at the
Money20/20 conference in Las Vegas.
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