21: Startup Success and How You Can Achieve It w/ Jim Phillips

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Jim Phillips, General Manager of Chicago at Ritual, joins The Rob Cressy Show to talk about startup success and how you can achieve it. Jim has been in the startup game for over 10 years and shares some great insight into the mindset that it takes to be successful.

In our candid conversation about startup life some of the topics Jim Phillips and I cover include:

  • How having a growth mindset is essentially to success at a startup
  • Structure or a lack there of: what is the best way to manage at a startup?
  • Things that lead to failure at a startup
  • Things that lead to success at a startup
  • Leadership: it starts at the top
  • The importance of positivity and gratitude
  • How mindfulness and meditating is a game changer
  • What’s the best advice he’s been given?


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  • Do you work at a startup? If so what are some success principles you have?
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