Why Hard Work Beats Out Natural Talent

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Key Takeaways

Here are some of the key takeaways from this episode:

  1. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.
  2. Success doesn’t happen overnight. Entrepreneurship takes a lot of hard work. We have to put in the time and effort if we want to become successful.
  3. We should be the hardest workers in the building.

Learning to Work Hard

For many years, I was part of a group of more than 100 very successful entrepreneurs. We met together a couple of times a year and judged business plan competitions and entrepreneurship competitions. It was an amazing group to be part of. When I participated in that group, there was a joke among the members of the group that they had to work hard to keep their success from ruining their children.

Hard Work Beats Natural Talent

Hard work beats out natural talent when talent doesn’t work hard. This is a particularly relevant principle for me. In my early life, I was a runner. My father would take me to go run 10k races with him. I remember winning those 10k races in my age division, but it wasn’t because I was naturally the fastest of all the kids my age. It was because my father helped me train harder and more often than anyone else. Hard work helped me win those races and has since helped me achieve success in my entrepreneurial journey.

Entrepreneurship is Hard Work

I have a concern for new entrepreneurs who I hear making statements like, “I want to be an entrepreneur because I don’t want to work very much.” And that worries me. Every successful entrepreneur I’ve known and worked with has had to work hard. Harder than most. I have never met or spoken with an entrepreneur who has not had to work very hard.

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Monetization Nation | with Nathan Gwilliam

Monetization Nation | with Nathan Gwilliam

Nathan Gwilliam helps entrepreneurs and digital marketers transform into better digital monetizers with revolutionary marketing and monetization strategies.