How to Succeed in 2013

Joel Gascoigne
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Joel Gascoigne

"Two words: Fire yourself.

"I quickly learned that the best way to get your business off the ground is by rolling back your sleeves and doing the hard work yourself. What took me a lot longer to realize is that to grow beyond that point, the most important thing you can do is to fire yourself. If you don't, you'll cruise along with slow growth and have little impact. So go ahead and fire yourself from that initial skill role by finding someone else. Then use the free time to think about what will really move the needle in the next phase of your business."

Joel Gascoigne, founder of Buffer