7 of Russell Simmons’ most powerful tips for urban entrepreneurs

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1. Surround yourself with talented people. “I’ve been blessed to find people who are smarter than I am, and they help me to execute the vision I have.”

2. Don’t keep important lessons to yourself. “If you learn late, you pass it on to people so they can learn early. It’s a step process.”

3. Share what you know and what you love. “My experiences have been, from the very beginning, cultural and creative. And my business has been a way of exposing the culture, exposing the artists so that the world could hear and see them.”

4. Find your mission in life. “I want to fight poverty and ignorance and give opportunity to those people who are locked out.”

5. Don’t wait to do you. “You can be anything you want to be, and you can start today, instead of waiting for some opportunity.”

6. Sometimes you have to start alone. “In many instances, I built companies where I was the only one who believed. And then, someone else would come along and because they see it start to happen they would find a part that they could play a role, and they would help me build my company.”

7. The security you seek is inside you. “People are fearful. They think they have to accomplish something immediately and that they’re going to be secure somehow. But, they have to know that their security is already in them, and they have to operate from that kind of abundance that is already inside them.”

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