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[email protected] // @corymiller303 // #wcnyc Entrepreneurship for Developers: The Keys to Success Presented by Cory J. Miller, iThemes CEO

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Entrepreneurship for Developers:

The Keys to SuccessPresented by Cory J. Miller, iThemes CEO

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The toughest, loneliest job. Ever.

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What I’ve Learned:

My Priorities

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1. You 2. Your Team 3. Your Customers

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Code is awesome. But it’s all about people.

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You

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PRIORITY #1

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Your happiness MATTERS MOST

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If you’re not happy

NOBODY IS

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I was miserable.

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Enough is enough. NEVER AGAIN.

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Your WHY & Your HAPPY

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Your Life Support System

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1. Spouse or Significant Other

2. My Team

3. Mentors & Coaches

4. Mental Health Counselor

5. Like-Minded Entrepreneurs

My Support Group

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Retreat & Recharge

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YOUR TEAM

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PRIORITY #2

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If you want to go fast, go alone.

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If you want to go far, go together.—AFRICAN PROVERB

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People Who Can & Will Attempt

The Summit With You

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Anger and frustration come from

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UNMET EXPECTATIONS.—SMITTY, MY COACH

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One person can bring it all down.Beware!

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What Should You Hire For?

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1. Fit

2. Skill

3. Potential

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Fire for POISON or

PERFORMANCE

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Firing is about BOUNDARIES

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One indisputable leadership fact:

CARE

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YOUR CUSTOMERS

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PRIORITY #3

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We had a problem.

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MAKE PEOPLE’S LIVES

AWESOME!

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Protect & ProsperCustomers are the Cause we Champion

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What Are Their Dreams?And how do we help them get there?

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Marketing Is Not EvilIt’s your greatest ally.

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Don’t apologize for making money!

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The best customers want you to make money.

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The Worst Customers Aren’t Even CustomersThey’re vampires and terrorists.

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Reaching Nirvana

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Money + Meaning Profit + Purpose

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LIVE IN THE ARENA

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