Turn your startup ambitions into success by looking for gaps in the market and moving forward even when the path ahead makes you nervous, says Mary Ellen Slayter, founder of Reputation Capital Media Services. "You know, the thing is, being brave is not about not being scared -- it's about being scared and doing it anyway," she said. It's also important to develop your own definition of success and to become comfortable with the fact that you don't have all the answers, especially at the start, she says.

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