The Worst Advice You Could Take – Steve Griggs

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6. Do what you love, and the money will follow.

For years, I believed: “Do what you love, and the money will follow.” I would lose money on projects and say to myself: “Don’t worry the money will follow.” I had to unlearn this lesson the hard way.

In any venture, make sure you understand the financials. Don’t feel guilty about making a profit. Profit is the lifeline of any business. Instead of just “doing what you love,” I say, “be fair, honest, and make a profit.”

Other crappy advice I’ve heard is to “stay under the radar.” Not sure how I got that embedded in my head; it makes no sense at all. If people don’t know you, they won’t buy from you. Steve Griggs, founder and CEO of Steve Griggs DesignNYC’s premier landscape designer transforming backyards and rooftop gardens into private getaways


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