Our company started as many do, to solve a specific product for a large market. As an entrepreneur, that part if fun. Cool ideas. Solving problems. Making something more efficient or making life better in general through some life hack.
That isn't what defines our team. We are excited about educating and empowering the electorate through direct contact with elected officials and candidates. We are. What has driven our company through the past 3 years has been straight up grit. When work is tedious, we keep going. When work is going well, we up the caffeine and put in those midnight hours. When work seems to be taking a dive or hitting a plateau, we push through. It has been years of excitement, disappointment, lessons, but most defining, is the fact we have never, ever given up. One of my favorite quotes is by Babe Ruth, "It is hard to beat a person who never gives up."
So, on this Friday, I give a shout out to all of my fellow entrepreneurs. Where ever you are in your process--just an idea, starting out, or years in. I hope you read this and are encouraged to keep thinking of cool stuff to make life better, and don't give up on the rough days. I'm glad to be a part of the people brave enough to try. Well done everyone, it is not easy.