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Managing Success

by Thom Holland, CEO of Beckon

Often times, as entrepreneurs, we continually think of ways to make our businesses work better. We tend to fine tune the ability to identify potential challenges and mange them in a way that gives us the upper hand. Most of these challenges have a negative connotation and tend to be correlated to “failure” rather than “success”. However, as I’ve come to realize, success can also present difficult challenges that, like any challenge, needs to be managed. When it comes to getting the most out of success, there are a few suggestions that I would urge entrepreneurs to consider.

Leverage Your Success

When I launched my first business, it wasn’t long before the media started to take notice of what we were doing. As many of you can probably attest to, young entrepreneurs tend to attract attention based sole on their age. The trick, however, is to not get wrapped up in your own ego. Remember, the idea is to bring attention to what you’re offering; not yourself. You won’t be young forever, so be sure to figure out how to leverage the appeal of your age and turn it into business.

Hire Great People

Another great thing about success is that people take notice of what you’re doing and they want to be apart of it. Once you start to gain momentum and people start to take notice of your business it’s important that you use the opportunity to recruit the best possible employees. As you can imagine, being surrounded by people who are incredible at their job will do wonders for your organization.

Use The Platform to Build Others

Success is great but, ultimately, helping others succeed is much better. One of the best things, in my opinion, about being successful is the opportunity you have to help others succeed. There are plenty of talented people out there who work hard but just haven’t had the lucky breaks in their career. Be sure to consider how you can use your influence and power to help these individuals succeed; you will be glad you did in the end.


Thom Holland is the co-founder and CEO of Beckon. Connect with him on Twitter at @ThomHolland.






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