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Be Brave: 3 things I’ve learned about courage
As a society we glamourise and romanticise stories of bravery and heroism. Whether it’s knights in shining armour or intrepid entrepreneurs changing the world, courage is the foundation of many of these adventures. But real life isn’t a fairy story and we don’t always get to find riches and ride off into the sunset. What happens when courage alone isn’t enough to ensure success, and what to do if it all comes crashing down?
In this talk Roan will discuss the role of courage in meeting the challenges we all face, based on his experience of launching, building and growing FreeAgent, an online accounting software company that started out as a side project and grew to a market leader in the industry over the last 11 years.
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I was worried about failure, and I was worried about being seen to fail — Roan Lavery
I'm no longer as scared as I used to be, because over time I've given myself the confidence, through applying this process, taking something which seemed difficult and breaking it down working my way towards it step by step and then achieving it. Then repeat and repeat. — Roan Lavery
I think if you're really going to be in something for the long haul, then you need to be prepared for a little rain sometimes — Roan Lavery
We're trying to create a culture that's relaxed and friendly and acknowledges a healthy work/life balance — Roan Lavery
Having the resistance and persistence to keep going even when life gets really difficult is much more important and much more powerful — Roan Lavery