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4 Steps New Entrepreneurs Can Take to Simplify Their Work Days Every newly minted entrepreneur can attest to experiencing the same: In the beginning, things feel especially insurmountable. Here are a few steps you can take to start simplifying.

By Aytekin Tank Edited by Jessica Thomas

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There's a scene in the 2006 film The Pursuit of Happyness where the protagonist, played by Will Smith, frantically tries to solve a Rubik's cube in a matter of minutes.

In an attempt to impress a job prospect, he carefully yet quickly masters this mission, completing what seems like a herculean task. The movie is based on the true story of stockbroker Chris Gardner, "with the cube a metaphor for the persistence he needs to overcome challenges and achieve his dreams."

I always recall this moment in movie history. One, because this film came out the same year I launched my startup, Jotform. And two, because like Smith's character, trying to break things down so they're simpler has been an ongoing challenge for me throughout the years.

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