“Believe in what you are doing and make it happen.”
“If you want success, hunt it. Don’t be afraid to compete.”
We ask every interviewee what their biggest wins were and it gives them such a good opportunity to reflect on their accomplishments. For Melissa, signing up clients for her expense reporting and bookkeeping software is a big win, as well as gaining legal patents globally, further validating that she has created something of use, of value and that really is a helpful solution to many.
A crucial element in achieving these things was to focus on and gain confidence, and to believe in herself, especially when the going gets tough.
Furthermore, trust yourself - no one else can judge how much work you are putting into it and what your rewards should be.
Melissa reminds us: remember this when going into pay negotiations! When she’s looking for talent, the drive and willingness of someone is much more important than qualifications. You all know the old saying, hire talent and attitude, and train skills!