RUN YOUR OWN RACE…
Do not limit your challenges; challenge your limits… Ch. G. Thomas
Have you ever asked yourself : What entrepreneurship is all about ? “Just do it” and start a new adventure of your life, it says more than thousand words.. Don’t wait for your life… shape it ! Below are some thoughts and ideas on the topic I would like to share here .
Entrepreneurship needs basically three things : willingness and capability to act and the ability to put ideas into certain concepts. Connect your streamlined vision with your operational capabilities. Dreams, thoughts, courage and vigor result as a rule in more “fun, money and prestige’.
Entrepreneurship involves however also communication. Social media increase the importance of this factor. Timelines are getting shorter and the window of opportunity more critical. If your customer doesn’t know you (who is not seen is off) or doesn’t see the new value of you, your dream might rather become a nightmare. A kind of race to the bottom.
Invest your time, energy and talent into your dream. If your actions will be separated from your dream you might be running out of breath pretty soon. There will be no satisfaction from what you are doing. You are likely to become a slave of the everyday’s activities, and the passion evaporates like a cloud. Don’t be a copy, remain the one and only. An orginal. Be faithful to yourself and keep away from falsehood.
Your customers can feel this, appreciate it and estimate you as trustworthy business partner. Customers and investors are mainly interested in your answers on the following three questions, I have learned from my own experience. The first question is : does the entrepreneur understand what he wants? The second one: Is he capable of doing that? And the third one: is this business scalable? Just after three positive answers the conversation on business logic and further on your business case might get started.
What about yourself? Do you believe in your ability to score three “Yes” as answers?
Keep asking questions , listen carefully and don’t presume anything. Be open for ideas and opinions from outside but remain at the same time on your own path. Avoid tunnel vision by changing the perspectives. Re-stand to understand and dare to have different views and perspectives . Without re-standing you might discover yourself being back into you own dark tunnel.
Estimate the value of your own talent. Be aware of your strengths and challenge your limits. Have courage to learn and to teach at the same time to maintain progress.
Run your own race! Ready, steady, go !