Everything Is A Learning Opportunity with Martyna Lewinska, Fiat Republic

Everything Is A Learning Opportunity with Martyna Lewinska, Fiat Republic

December 7, 2022

As Martyna Lewinksa explains in this episode, everything is a learning opportunity! And to be the best entrepreneur you can be, don’t ever stop learning. This episode is a lesson in the value of having an open mind, being honest and transparent, and asking for feedback! 

About Martyna Lewinska:

Martyna Lewinska is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Fiat Republic. She has over eight years of experience in technical and leadership roles across multiple industries, and most recently, she served as the Head of Platform Engineering at OpenPayd (payments), Ex-Habito (mortgages), GE Digital, and ABB.

Embracing learning as an opportunity to grow in entrepreneurship

In the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship, where innovation and adaptation are paramount, one factor stands out as a game-changer: learning. The pursuit of knowledge and continuous self-improvement is not only a choice for entrepreneurs, but also a necessary component for success.

Firstly, entrepreneurship is an ever-evolving field that requires continuous learning to stay ahead of the curve. Entrepreneurs may keep up with the most recent market trends, developments, and business tactics by taking advantage of learning opportunities. These information and tools give them the ability to make sensible decisions, adjust to shifting market conditions, and seize new opportunities.

Furthermore, learning opportunities give entrepreneurs valuable skills and knowledge that have a direct impact on the performance of their business. Entrepreneurship requires wearing many hats, from operations and leadership to marketing and finance. This will help them manage their businesses more successfully and make more informed decisions.

Lastly, learning opportunities also foster creativity and innovation. Entrepreneurs are inspired to think outside the box when they are exposed to new ideas, views, and knowledge. It ignites the desire to start a business, motivating people to find unique solutions, identify market gaps, and develop revolutionary goods or services.

By embracing a lifelong learning mindset, entrepreneurs can navigate the dynamic entrepreneurial landscape, seize opportunities, and build successful ventures.

Episode highlights:

  • Being authentic and transparent with potential hires is a much better approach than pretending that everything is perfect. Honesty creates trust, and mutual trust is one of the foundations of a solid team. (15:30)
  • Never stop learning! Every situation you face and every person you meet offers an opportunity for learning if you are open to it. (19:49)
  • Failures are inevitable along your journey as an entrepreneur. Rather than trying to avoid them, accept the fact that you will make mistakes and be open to learning from them. (20:33)
  • You won’t know if you’re good at something until you try, so just go for it! (21:40)
  • If you want to continuously improve as an entrepreneur, always ask for feedback from the people around you who you trust. That way, you can learn what areas you need to focus on and improve. (22:50)

Martyna’s best advice for entrepreneurs:

“We’re constantly evolving so I need to keep learning all the time. I learn from every situation, every problem that I face, every conversation that I have. For me, everything is a learning opportunity.” (16:59) 

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