Episode 83: No substitute for hard work, with Payman Taei.
Payman Taei is the founder of Visme and HindSite Interactive. In late 2001 he started creating websites for businesses to pay his way through college. With $170 and a vintage Pentium processor in the corner of a small apartment, over the last 14 years he grew HindSite to a stable award winning web consulting company with two profitable divisions; a web consulting firm and a Software as a Service (Visme) which allows 250,000 businesses and individuals to create professional presentation and infographics right in their browser.
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Secret – timesaving technique
Payman has a daily task/goal list to stay focused – be productive every day. ONWARD!
Daily habit that contributes to success
Be consistent – Payman sees success by keeping clear, consistent goals in sight.
Could have ruined your business – but now – an invaluable learning experience
Payman’s nine-month developed product wasn’t being used – and Payman tells the whole story here.
Most critical skill you think business owners need to master to be successful
“You need to have passion to be a business owner – you’ll only get so far without it.”
Most influential lesson learned from a mentor
“There is no shortcut – extremely hard work allows you to achieve your goals.”
Final Round – “Breaking Down the Recipe for Success”
What systems would you go back and put into place sooner?
I would have listened to my instincts – be grounded.
What one strategy or “recipe” would compound into big wins for business owners?
Listen to your customers – but know when to say no.
How to exceed expectations and add the most value?
An individual is in line without vision – and is passionate about our business.
What strategy would you recommend new business owners focus on to best ensure success?
- Be ready to change angles at any given time
- Create a product you know there’s a need for – and make it the best product you can
- Differentiate yourself from the field
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