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Leadership / Success Strategies

Don't Let Success Get to Your Head. Here Are Some Tips to Stay Grounded.

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All entrepreneurs begin their ventures hoping they’ll be the ones to defy the odds and find success. They work for it, wish for it, dream about it and reach toward it every single day. Yet after working toward something for so long, it can be hard to know what to do when you actually reach your goal, especially when the nature of success is tenuous.

If you’re looking to learn the skills you need to handle success, look no further. Brittany Hodak, co-founder of entertainment company ZinePak, recently spoke with three entrepreneurs featured in the Empact Showcase, an annual event held this year at the United Nations that celebrates young founders. These three entrepreneurs were also featured in Entrepreneur's "30 Startups to Watch" list this year.

Related: Young Millionaires: How These Entrepreneurs Under 30 Are Changing the World

In a roundtable discussion, the group shared their advice for handling good fortune well. While appreciation and celebration are appropriate, humility is key.

Watch this short video to learn how Jesse Lear of V.I.P. Waste Services, Jonathon Nostrant of ivee and Grace Ng of Javelin adjusted to good news without losing sight of the big picture.

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