In need of a dose of inspiration? Look no further, our resident girl boss and co-founder, Tracy Sun, took the stage at PoshFest 2017 to deliver just that.
A little about Tracy Sun:
Tracy is from NYC and started her career in neuroscience (and now she’s a leader in fashion-tech?! #girlboss). She came to Silicon Valley with an interest in fashion and technology and soon met Poshmark’s CEO, Manish Chandra, through a mutual friend. With two others, Gautam and Chetan, the four founded Poshmark out of garage in 2011. She’s learned a lot on her path of co-founding Poshmark, which she shared with PoshFest attendees during her inspirational keynote speech.
Three Lessons we Learned from Tracy:
Just do it: When you have a daunting task in front of you, just get started. It’s mind over matter. Being scared is normal, I do things that scare me every day.
You will fall down, but you must get back up: There’s a common myth that no one told me was wrong, “you can’t fail.” Sometimes you fail multiple times in one day. You will fail, and you will fail often. If you’re not failing, you’re not pushing hard enough. Just because you didn’t make that sale today, it doesn’t mean there won’t be 10 more tomorrow. The key is to just keep going — success doesn’t happen overnight. Don’t be afraid of failure — we all fail, but it’s the ones that get back up who succeed.
If you don’t believe in yourself, who will?: You have to believe in your idea more than anybody out there. If you want to start a business, you have to believe it. I know the journey you’re on is really hard, believe in yourself, but also lean on one another. You’re not alone in this —that’s the beauty in this community!
Catch part of Tracy’s keynote presentation here: