4/13/15

Paul Henri's Guide To Being An Entrepreneur

Hello. I am the founder and president of Universal Error, an internet-based novelty and art boutique. I’ve been doing this for four years now, and I’ve learned a lot along the way. Here is my advice to all you budding entrepreneurs!

1. Give back to the community

We can’t all run internet boutiques. I’m not sure why. It’s pretty easy. Also, there are always going to be college students to exploit with a misguided intern program, and artists to take advantage of under the guise of exposure. Anyway. Some of us don’t have the good fortune of exquisite taste and talented friends and rich parents, or I guess just don’t think of creating an internet store. So… what was I saying? Oh yeah, give away damaged merchandise.

2. Just have fun with it!

Look, if you want a boring job, that’s your prerogative. Personally, I hate to be bored. I hate it more than being sick, or being embarrassed, or being mad. I hate it! So I make sure I take lots of breaks while I’m working, to ensure I’m never bored. Sometimes I watch videos online, or I prank call someone I haven’t talked to in ten years, or give myself a haircut.

3. Look great, feel even better

I’ve modeled lots of products for Universal Error, and I will continue to model as long as I have my youth, good looks, and the intoxicating vibrancy that Universal Error is known for. What can I say? The camera loves me. But you know what’s also exhilarating, in its own weird way? Bossing other models around.

4. Keep your private life just that – private

I’m a private man. I don’t like people watching or keeping tabs on me. I don’t like it when I’m talking loudly in a public place and other people listen in on my conversation. That being said, I recently joined twitter and I’ve already had some deep philosophical conversations and have made a few lifelong friendships to boot. Follow me @paul__henri

5. Social media is for the birds!

Actually I think I already covered this one.

6. Don’t let life give you lemons

I hate all the sayings about lemons, and just dealing with the lemons life gives you. Because you know what? You can return lemons if they’re bad. You don’t have to make lemonade if you don’t want to. Some people don’t like lemonade. Take the lemons back and demand a refund, and don’t leave until you get what you want.

Thank you for reading. I hope this was helpful.

Paul Henri

 

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