Coming up — Are you letting your mindset and your ego get in the way of your success? Well, I have a great conversation with my friend Paul Lam about this very topic. Hear how he overcame his ego and learned to do whatever it took, and by doing so, made a breakthrough and found success.

Why Paul Takes Part-Time Job While Pursuing His Dreams

When one wants to pursue entrepreneurship, he or she will often hear tons of advice about different business models and systems to take. Unfortunately, not all advice will fit everyone. For instance, a number of entrepreneurs advised that you have to leave your corporate jobs to pursue your passion for business but this isn’t true all the time.

If you really want your life to change, you have to let go of your ego and that’s what Paul did. You have to do whatever it takes to achieve what you want even if that includes going back or still working in a corporate world. Swallow your pride and keep marching forward because there is no shame in going back to a corporate world while pursuing your entrepreneurial dreams especially if you still need money.

What’s Stopping You from Pursuing an Idea

Sometimes you have this inclination to do something you really want but for some reason, you just can’t do it. It seems that something’s stopping you from getting there. Among the reason for this is thinking that your idea as something monumental — too huge to achieve.

To be able to get past this, you have to break your ideas down into very simple steps that are achievable. For example, if you want to do a YouTube channel, then start by creating 5-6 videos weekly. Do it without any expectations whatsoever and just go after it. This is the kind of mindset you need to have to carry out what you want.

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Steve Young

Founder at AppMasters
I started building apps in 2011 and my first app hit #8 under educational games. I started making a few hundred dollars a month, but had no idea what I was doing. Then in 2013 I decided to start a podcast so I could pick the brains of app creators that I admired including the co-founder of Shazam, Tapbots, Crossy Road, etc and that changed everything.

Now I run an app marketing agency where we’ve helped 8 clients get featured by Apple, 5X downloads with ASO, and get coverage on Techcrunch, Mashable, Venture Beat and other major publications. I also write about apps on The Next Web, Entrepreneur.com, and on my blog AppMasters.co.

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