NEVER underrate or underestimate yourself

by ImproveTheWorldToday. Posted on Sep 14, 2020    22    17

Last week I declined a partnership with one of the biggest companies in my country. We really needed them, yet, they abused and asked for to much. We declined and thanks to that we had to make a new roadmap for the project.

Even tho we declined something that we really needed, we feel pretty good about it. My advice is to never accept something just because you need or because you want. Look at it in a long term. Valuate yourself, your knowledge, your passion and your project.

Good luck everyone.



Very true because if you're desperate whether u show it or not you will be abused

  ImproveTheWorldToday 1

There you go. You're the first one who understood the post. Thank you.


Good luck to you too!

Twelvety 1

So how do you correctly estimate yourself every time?

  ImproveTheWorldToday 1

When you're running a business, you have to make decisions. Sometimes you nake the correct ones, sometimes you don't. Not everybody was born to be employer. You have to take risks. If you fail you learn with that and you move on. That's how it works.

Coolgrnmen 1

This is...terrible advice. Either you needed them or you didn’t, or you don’t understand the word “need.”

Good luck all the same but don’t post here in the form of “advice” when it seems like all you’re doing is looking for affirmation.

  ImproveTheWorldToday 1

Even tho you need them, you should never underrate youself. Either they cooperate in the exchange or you should go looking for another option.
Nobody is irreplaceable.

CollegeWithMattie 2

Who you trying to convince, bro?


Convince? No one. That's why the rich people are getting richer and so on. Because most people accept every condition because they think they need them. Theres always another options. You don't need to believe if you don't want to 🤷‍♂️

CollegeWithMattie 6

Ok. Just saying posts like these work a lot better when it’s two years from now when you can document your success and what led you there.

“I turned down a massive opportunity that we really needed, but this is the right call, I swear” is what you should be telling yourself right now. I agree. But it does not make for credible advice.

Empirismus 2

Never underrate the fact that your dignity might kill your entrepreneurship at the end of the day, also money don't smell.

Masterplan1000 2

It’s truly a scenario of earning tons of money but inheriting stress from the abuse. If you can get along without them, and make your own path successfully, then it could up being better for your lifestyle but not necessarily to your bottom line.

Alternatively, go set ground rules to end the abuse and level the playing field. Just like a marriage, if it’s not balanced out, something’s got to give.

slowpokesardine 3

Snapchat did the same. I think they shot themselves in the foot.

SnackTime99 14

This is nice in theory but terrible advice in practice. It’s up there with saying “you can do anything you set your heart to”. No, you can’t, and you’re cripplingly naive if you don’t get that. People have strengths and weaknesses, it’s an empirical fact. Wanting it to be different doesn’t make it so. I’m never gonna play in the NFL no matter how many hours I out into it.

ClingerOn 2

All I remember from school from ages 4 to 12 is teachers telling me that I could do anything I wanted to do. I got older and realised that talented kids are rarely taught the value of hard work. A lot of the kids I knew who are successful now were B and C grade kids who needed to grind to keep up.

We should be teaching people that they're likely to end up in a normal job, so figure out what you need to do to be the best at it (or the skills needed to climb the corporate ladder, which are often completely different).

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't show up.

Tottochan 2

I agree. Not applicable especially when hunting for a job during a tough economic condition.

AnonJian 8

Founders often overestimate themselves and their product. Underestimation doesn't really come into it for the most part.

I mean look at startups and startup culture, are you kidding with this? They are overdosed on optimism; I call it being blissed out of your socks. Their hubris gushes from every pore.

Never lose touch with reality. Neither in optimism nor dejection; hubris or false modesty. The most valuable make-or-break trait is the founders relationship with reality. Most wantrepreneurs seem to think it is the ability to erect a reality-distortion-field around their unremarkable asses.

Since most can't deal with reality in any form or any level and are seeking flight from reality in a startup, this is problematic. They see potential in nothing, signs and portents in the cloud formation they sit upon and vaporous hype swirling around their fool heads.

Forget the Securities and Exchange Commission or Small Business Administration -- the modern startup should be regulated just like a hallucinogen.