Successful Entrepreneurs Push to the Point of Inexperience
Some people can’t get a job because they don’t have enough education. Other people have the education but they can’t get a job because they lack experience.
You don’t need an education or experience to be an entrepreneur. They both help but no amount of education or experience, outside of actually entrepreneuring, can prepare you for entrepreneurship.
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The place where learning occurs
For entrepreneurs, the best education comes from experiencing inexperience.
Sounds strange, doesn’t it? Here’s what we mean:
You learn when you push past what you know into the unknown. Granted, you may fall flat on your face, but entrepreneurs who reach BIGG success keep pushing.
The ongoing cycle that leads to innovation
It’s an ongoing cycle – you must constantly push yourself to the point of inexperience. You have to dig deep within yourself to find the answers to the questions you are asking for the first time. Innovation comes when you’re able to connect the dots that only you can see.
You may discover a need for a new product or service. You may find a way to upgrade an existing product or service. You may offer a product or service through a new distribution channel.
That’s what we recently did. We developed an e-learning center for Chambers of Commerce to offer their members as part of the dues they already pay.
We launched in November. We had spent months at the point of inexperience.
We still find ourselves at that point every day. We have a lot of experience behind us but we’re still learning as we push past what we already know.
Side note: Currently, we are only offering this program to Chambers in the United States. If you’re part of a Chamber that doesn’t offer it, or you know someone who works at a Chamber, we’d be so grateful if you’d let us know. E-mail us at email@example.com.
Exciting and scary and chaotic
Experiencing inexperience is an ongoing cycle. It’s exciting and scary at the same time. You push yourself to the point of inexperience. It’s a little chaotic for a while. Then you learn enough and gain enough experience to get things stabilized.
Experience inexperience! You must push to the point of inexperience again and again or you won’t grow. If you – the entrepreneur – don’t grow, neither will your business. Growth brings BIGG success!
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