Step one? Make yourself "open and vulnerable" and embrace your own "honest, incredibly uncool, messy humanity."
By The 99U Team
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Forget trying to "fake it until you make it." Instead admit (and embrace) being a total newbie.
Not every businesses needs to be focused on super-rapid growth. Sometimes, the slow, long term is the right path for success.