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Like many innovators, Arik compares entrepreneurship to a roller coaster. He says that the ride is fun, scary, and exciting. But being an entrepreneur is truly about passion, persistance, and perseverance.
Before creating TekTrak, Arik was in business school. He was also a consultant for startups. He always advises entrepreneurs to constantly talk to people to get a sense of which features would be most important to use. As a consultant, Arik learned many things about having an entreprenial career. But last December, the roller coaster journey became a reality for him when he launched his first company. Being a first-time founder was more of an emotional ride for him.
"Entrepreneurs should not put too much expectation into things because sometimes things won't go as they planned," he said. "You have to be able to adjust accordingly and give yourself enough buffer because circumstances will change. You have to be flexible."
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I Am: An entrepreneur
I'm bursting with ideas!
TekTrak, of course...
Rewarding - Doing something you are passionate about, getting up in the morning and going to sleep at night waiting anxiously to work more and do more - because it's yours, and it's for you. Seeing a finished product that originated in your idea. Priceless.
1. Don't waste time and energy on people who do not get it. Not worth the heartache and headache. If they got it, they would have done it themselves.
2. Things will not go as planned, so plan accordingly...
3. Talk to people about your idea/company. You need an objective opinion, and you might get some great ideas that will help your business.