Written By: Daniel Francavilla, Creative Director, Now Creative Group
Mistakes are a big part of the learning process for anyone who’s starting their own thing or creating something new — business or otherwise.
As an entrepreneur, you learn from experience as you go. From pricing too low, to not clearly managing client expectations, there are dozens that I can think of in my current business, non-profit organization, and starting off as a freelance designer. Dunkin’ Donuts Founder, William Rosenberg, said: “Show me a person who never made a mistake, and I will show you a person who never did anything.”
When it comes to learning, studying and training to potentially avoid mistakes, Jim Rohn really emphasizes the value of experience and making mistakes: “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”
Making mistakes and learning along the way is what entrepreneurship is all about.
Fellow entrepreneur, Daniel Lewis, and I had a discussion about some of the mistakes we’ve made along the way in our businesses, and we give a few tips on how to avoid making them yourself, all captured right here on The Daniel & Daniel Show.
Daniel Francavilla is the founder and creative director of Now Creative Group, a studio in Toronto supporting entrepreneurs and organizations at all stages through strategy, marketing and creative services.