YEC Member Spotlight: John Tabis

Who is your hero? 

Whoever invented the TV show “Dinosaur Train.” HAVE YOU SEEN THIS?

I have no idea who this person is. I only know that he or she took two kid favorites, mashed them together, and now I sing “Dinosaur train, dinosaur train” all day. My son will be addicted forever. Sheer genius!

What’s the single best piece of business advice that helped shape who you are as an entrepreneur today, and why?

“Be better today than yesterday.”

This was a piece of advice my father gave me when I was in high school, and he wasn’t at all speaking about business. He often saw me dreaming big dreams (and he encouraged the dreaming), but then one day told me this piece of advice. Just be better today than you were yesterday, and you’ll get there.

I’ve adopted this 100 percent into startup life. We all dream big dreams at The Bouqs Company. We want to drastically change a huge and entrenched industry. And we have big ideas whose time will come, and they will absolutely be realized if we’re just better today than we were yesterday: as individuals, as a company, and as a brand. Everyone, including me, wants faster, bigger, better. But trying to cut corners or take the cheapest path, or jumping around from one big idea to the next, can lead to wasted time, resources and energy.

Just be better today, and you’ll get there.

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