The truth is that running a business is like surfing. It's a lot about turning up consistently, making choices about what to try, carefully timing your efforts and learning from your mistakes. But, as long as you make it back to shore, you live to surf another day.
I spent so many years in the creative peloton. Unsurprisingly, this didn't win me any medals. It was when I started new things that bucked convention that the world started to show interest.
A few times during my life, I've felt that things couldn’t be fixed, that I was doomed to failure. I was a regular passenger on the downward-spiral helter-skelter. And now I've learned that with practice, it's possible to quickly reverse that feeling.
Over the years I’ve spoken to countless people who had a dream, a big idea, a new company or an exciting project they had always wanted to launch. However, the truth is that most of these big dreams never come to pass.