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In my entrepreneurship class, we learned the concept of failing fast. When you are coming out with a new business idea, you want to try and validate that process at soon as possible. If people like it, great! If people don’t like it, then you know it won’t work and you can go back to the drawing board without having invested too much (time, money, resources)

Execution is key.

This was especially difficult for me since I am a planner. At job interviews I would say that my biggest weakness was that I would spend too much time planning things instead of executing.

At my new role I’ve tried to execute as much as possible. I want to try new things and measure if they work or not so I can quickly find what works.

But I realized I also want to apply this concept to my life overall.

I still haven’t found out the answer to “If you could do anything for the rest of your life, what would it be?”

I realized tonight – as I watched B2B marketing strategy videos on Facebook – that, especially at this stage of my life, I want to be plugged into my work all day. I want to expose myself to as much as possible.

From the exposure I can focus in and gain more clarity on what it is I love doing.