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Learning to control your ego & have deep conversations

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Summer Rayne Oakes

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As entrepreneurs, we often learn to project an over-abundance of confidence, feeding into our egos. That doesn't mean we always feel sure of ourselves. On the contrary, sometimes the ego and the perception of always being "on the top of our game" can have a negative impact on our psyches.

Entrepreneur Matthew Kochman opens up about his personal journey on finding himself after succumbing to ego. Having been part of the business world since a junior in college upon the founding of M.E.S.S. Express, a bus service that helps reduce DUI's at Cornell University, Matthew has went on to found the start-up Bustr, which allows people to charter buses in a more streamlined fashion. The real interest in this 20th episode of SRO Conversations, however, is not in the operations of his business, but in the opening up of his own personal struggles and insights. "There's...a key difference between goals and expectations," he says. Along his journey, Matt also shares his personal feelings on entrepreneurship in general:  "I'm not going to negotiate my morals and ethics away to make that billion dollars," he says.

A must see Conversations for any entrepreneur.

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