If you’ve been spending a good deal of time perfecting a new business idea, you might gain some inspiration from serial entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian, the founder of Reddit.
In this video, Ohanian walks us through his journey of establishing Reddit in the early days—and an important lesson he learned. From being more accepting of taking risks to doing a few things every day to gain essential habits, his story will help you realize that it’s okay to not expect perfection right from the get-go. In fact, sometimes just accepting that the first thing you create will be far from perfect is enough to jump start your confidence to persevere until it gets good enough.
Watch the video below to hear how Ohanian built, rebuilt, and created a series of successful companies—and how you can apply these entrepreneurial principles to all areas of your life.
Video courtesy of 99U. Photo of crumpled paper light bulb courtesy of Shutterstock.
TopicsEntrepreneurship , Mistakes , Videos , Inspiration , Startups , Syndication , Starting a Business
Before joining The Muse, Sarah worked in social business innovation for Virgin Unite in London, strategy and innovation at Market Gravity, sustainability research in the Dominican Republic, and business development for a NYC startup. Wrapping up her time at Columbia University, she’s headed to McKinsey & Company after graduation. Say hi on Twitter @sarahlichang.More from this Author