Kathryn Minshew, CEO and Co-Founder of The Muse, a platform for career growth.
"I find it's been immensely helpful for me to pay attention to when in the day I'm most productive (what hours, under what conditions) and aggressively guard that time for focused work. I schedule meetings in the afternoons or late morning when I tend to be a little less likely to get in the zone."
"Someone once told me, 'No doesn't mean no; it means wait and try again.' I think a perspective like that is critical in entrepreneurship, because you hear ‘no’ hundreds of times per day in the beginning. But ultimately, that can be your biggest opportunity: many of our most passionate backers at The Muse are people who told us no, in various ways, in the early days, and then came around."
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