As an independent publisher, I’ve had to learn so many things! I’ve never had much interest in entrepreneurship before but it’s been essential. What I’ve learned has been the most valuable asset I have is a willingness to learn and improve. When I was twelve years old, I asked for a portable keyboard as a Christmas present. I had always loved music and had a deep desire to learn to play piano. We could not afford lessons but I was in the school chorus. I took the lessons I learned about notes in class and taught myself to read sheet music and play the piano. I’ve lost count of how many times I almost gave up on learning something to finally achieve it after trying one more time. The same holds true with the publishing business.
Do you have an example of perseverance helping you succeed?