Atrion Networking CEO: 7 Tips For Aspiring and Established Entrepreneurs

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Push Boundaries, Be Willing to Fail

Playing it too safe won't help a business owner achieve his or her goals, Hebert said. Instead, "we have to push and extend ourselves. Be in position to be challenged and be willing to fail," he said.

For Hebert, public speaking is now one of his core capabilities, but for a while it was an overwhelming fear, he said.

"I have dyslexia and I stutter [and] stammer a bit so I have everything going against me," said Hebert. "It's easy to say, 'I never have to do this' but I faced it head on."

Speaking to a group or audience has allowed him to put himself out in the open and gradually get over his fear, said Hebert.

"If I fail, I fail and I learn, but chances are I won't fail," said Hebert. "When people put themselves out there and rise to the occasion, they do remarkable things. [But] it's only when you push yourself and are willing to fail."

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