What he’s learned from being an entrepreneur: Keeping a trusted group of peers and mentors close will help you navigate uncharted waters. You’ll find that entrepreneurship can be uncertain at times, and this will help to keep you grounded and maintain perspective.
Advice: Take the time to hone your craft, whatever that is. When I was first starting out, an industry veteran told me not to take any paying jobs for a year. He told me this would allow me to develop my own style and build my knowledge and skill base without the pressures a paid job would bring. My work was put in front of some very influential people, even though I didn’t have the résumé experience that would normally be required. Once I proved myself capable, I was the first call they made in the future. Getting your product right is much more important than rushing it to market.