Supporting Founders with Anthony Ware
Highlights from S2 Ep1 of What Should I Do With My Life? with Steph Horwitz featuring Anthony Ware
Meet Anthony Ware! Founder and Principal of AWare Catalysts and Founder Mental Wealth, Anthony is a serial entrepreneur that has truly taken his life experiences and transformed them into his life’s work: to empower, lift up, and promote other entrepreneurs and their mental well-being. An advocate, consultant, researcher, and a teacher in its truest form, Anthony shares about the role of entrepreneurship in his life from an early age, key findings and actionable insights from the Founder Mental Wealth research report, and how being open to the potential of what’s next was and is a north star throughout his journey.
Three pearls of wisdom from Anthony Ware:
- Throughout the twists and turns of the journey, Anthony was always grounded in being open to the potential of what’s next. As opposed to writing something off and saying he would never do it, Anthony never wanted to close himself off to a potential opportunity, even if it didn’t sound like it was up his alley. This open-mindedness, saying yes, and seeing where things would take him most definitely contributed to Anthony’s success and where he is today.
2. When it comes to the subject of “going all in” and dropping everything to start a new venture, Anthony urged that as long as there is no conflict of interest, let your employer be your angel investor. If you’re going to start a business and are currently working somewhere, Anthony suggests to work there as long as possible, in order to underwrite your new venture, get clients, and push off needing to get investments and loans.
3. Yoga teacher training was a seed that contributed so much to Anthony’s work today. At the time, Anthony did yoga teacher training because he was looking for a skillset and job that he could always have in his back pocket. He had no idea how much this would influence and contribute to the core of his current work. You never know where the unassuming stops on your career journey can lead!
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Thinking to take the leap and start your own company? Wondering what qualities you should be looking for in a co-founder? Make sure to tune in to next week’s episode going live on May 12th!