I think that the single most important thing for new iMADdu apprentices to remember is to keep an open mind. iMADdu will challenge you in ways that you cannot begin to imagine. You’ll be challenged constantly, and forced to examine yourself, and your daily habits.
Entrepreneurship is the most challenging form of work, since every decision you make will have an impact. This is a very different scenario from what most people are used to, since there are usually many layers of management between you and the decision makers. Being put in this kind of position shows how you deal with people and pressure. This perspective puts everything in a different light, and you begin to see qualities within yourself that you never even knew existed. At times, this can be very difficult to deal with. You’ll tell yourself that you’re not ready for this type of challenge.
But if you keep an open mind, and persevere, those doubts will quickly disappear. This will not only affect your career, but your personal life as well. You’ll feel more confident about your abilities, and you may even get the urge to start your own business. Either way, the goal of this entire experience is to grow, and have a positive impact on the people around you. It isn’t going to be easy by any means, but the values you take away, as well as the people you’ll meet, will have a big impact on your life. All you need to do is to keep an open mind.