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It's an exciting #SaturdayMorningHustle weekend around here! Startup OKC – A Weekend-Long Startup Competition is happening in our building @Project3810. I love this stuff! Shoutout to @StartupGrindOKC for making it happen.⠀ ⠀ Young, up-and-coming entrepreneurs all get in a room to meet, discuss potential business ideas and form teams to develop the best ideas and pitch to a panel of experts for constructive criticism. It's the process of starting a business, just shrunk into a weekend and executed in a safe space for learning and developing as a professional.⠀ ⠀ If you're not interested in the process, feedback, change and working within realistic expectations than you have no business calling yourself an entrepreneur. An open mind, adaptability and strategic (not just tactical) thinking are the keys to starting and managing a successful business. ⠀ ⠀ So, what is Startup OKC? Startup OKC is a 3-day event during which teams of participants pitch ideas for new startups. They then form teams around the ideas presented, and work the entire weekend to build an MVP (minimum viable product), identify customers, refine MVP, market research, customer validation, refine MVP, validate, business model & rollout strategy, pitch prep & finally on Sunday evening. Pitch!⠀ ⠀ Throughout the weekend participants network with other teams and individuals at Startup OKC. Mentors will be in and out throughout the weekend. The mentors are some of the best and innovative minds from around Oklahoma City.⠀ ⠀ Good luck to everyone participating in Startup OKC and all of you out there in the universe. If you need some advice from a mentor, hit me below or at TheGoldingGroup.com.⠀ ⠀ See you next week. It's Saturday, I'm in the office so it must be the #SaturdayMorningHustle.⠀ ⠀ #Hustle #Grind #EvenOnTheWeekend #StartUp #Process #Entrepreneur #Business #Development #Pitch #Feedback #ConstructiveCriticism #Adapt #Pivot #Process #Success #WorkSmart then #WorkHard

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A #SaturdayMorningHustle reminder to stay focused on what’s important and true for you. The reason I come in early, stay late, hustle, grind and do all the things I do for my business is because I’m trying to build something for my family, to live the life we want to live. It’s not always about becoming rich and famous. It is about doing what feels good to you, what feels right to you and what makes sense for you. When you combine those things in a business (that can be profitable and sustainable) you’re doing it the right way. Not for all the wrong reasons. ⠀ ⠀ Understanding your “Why" (you guys know what I’m talking about right? Simon Sinek – Start With Why – Go look him up if you don’t know) makes it all happen in the right way. Can you combine your “Why” and your experience and your passion? ⠀ ⠀ Keep your ethics, stay true to yourself and build a business for your life. Be an #Entrepreneur, build a #StartUp or start your #SideHustle. Good luck!⠀ ⠀ Today is the kick off of college football. I’m a huge OU Sooner fan. I’m on my way to the game soon, but wanted you to have this message and remind myself why we all #Hustle and #Grind for #Success.⠀ ⠀ #GoodLuck #WorkSmart and #WorkHard #Leadership #EvenOnTheWeekends #Marketing #Advertising #PR #PublicRelations #Promotions #Profit #Win #Motivation #Business #SelfBrand #Career #Process #Inspire #Motivate #Podcast #Video #OKCSmallBusiness

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