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12 Things We Learned from YoungStars: Passion vs. Money

Posted By Emily Hope, Friday, May 20, 2016
Updated: Friday, May 20, 2016

On Thursday, May 19, we welcomed panelists: Freya Estreller of Coolhaus & Ludlows Cocktail Co., Adam Szajgin of 72andSunny, Vishal Lugani of Greycroft Partners and Ann Wang of Enrou to discuss their careers, passions and balancing the two. The panel was moderated by Natalie Robehmed, a staff writer at Forbes. Here are some of the highlights. #thinkStars

 

On Being a Leader…

  • "Understand what motivates someone then reward and incentivize their progress". – Freya Estreller
  • "The verticals that make us success: ambition, talent, dedication and hard work. Each warrants a different kind of reward." Adam Szajgin

On Entrepreneurship…

  • "If you're going to start a business, you have to find a way to pay yourself, otherwise it's a hobby." - Freya Estreller

On Finding Balance…

  • "Everything can seem urgent, but it's really not. If you're not going to be effective, take the day off and don't feel guilty about it." - Freya Estreller
  • "To unplug, spend time with people that are doing different things." - Vishal Lugani
  • "It's okay to say 'I need a break.'" – Freya Estreller
  • "You work 24/7 when you've started a company, so you have to find balance where you feel inspired. Give yourself time to be curious in your own space." – Ann Wang

On Networking…

  • "How to make networking not boring? Don't hang out with people you don't want to be around." - Adam Szajgin

On Finding Your Passions…

  • "Throw yourself into uncomfortable situations. That will help you find out what you're passionate about." - Freya Estreller
  • "Know what gets you excited most about your day. You probably already know, just dig deeper. And build an incredible network. Say yes to every opportunity when you're searching and take wonder around you." – Ann Wang
  • "Sometimes it's right in front of you. Cut through the noise and be honest with yourself." - Vishal Lugani
  • "Try stuff and see if you like it. It's like finding your way in a forest - figure it out fast or you may die at some point. But in life, you have more time." - Adam Szajgin

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Tags:  #thinkStars  30 Under 30  72andSunny  Adam Szajgin  Ann Wang  Career Advice  Coolhaus  Enrou  Forbes  Freya Estreller  Greycroft Partners  Ludlow's Cocktail Co.  Vishal Lugani  Young Professionals  YoungStars 

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YoungStars presented by Forbes

Posted By Web Admin, Friday, February 5, 2016

What a fantastic evening! Thank you to all that attended our YoungStars panel & mixer on 2/4 & big thank you to Forbes​, Atom Factory​, Smashd​, Hennessy​, the panelists & our esteemed team of fabulous volunteers. We're on an exciting journey with YoungStars and look forward to sharing more unique evenings with you. #thinkStars

  • "If it doesn't set your soul on fire, you're wasting your time" - Bing Chen, CCO, Victorious
  • "Successful people have a squad; someone for hype, reality check, financial advice, to commiserate and to celebrate". - Jaclyn Johnson, CEO, Create + Cultivate & (No Subject)
  • "Starting a company is less learning about the business, more about yourself." - Joe Matsushima, Co-Founder & Creative Director, Denizen Company
  • "When you're told you're not good enough, take that negative energy and use it as motivation." - Joel Jensen, Co-Founder & Creative Director, HelloDenizen & Denizen Company
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Tags:  #thinkStars  30 Under 30  Atom Factory  Bing Chen  Career Advice  Create + Cultivate  Denizen Company  Entrepreneurs  Forbes  HelloDenizen  Jaclyn Johnson  Joe Matsushima  Joel Jensen  No Subject  Smashd  Under 30  Victorious  Young Professionals  Young Stars  YoungStars 

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