4 Factors for Successfully Starting Up a Small Business
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
~ Author unknown
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This quote is often attributed to the man whose name is synonymous with genius – Albert Einstein.
But our research couldn’t uncover a credible source that gave him credit. However, we did learn about a fish that climbs!
BIGG success is life on your own terms. One of the terms of BIGG success is alignment.
You’ll want to align four factors to successfully start up a small business.
We hear a lot of talk these days about passion. Find your passion. Do what you love. Love what you do.
Passion is wonderful. But it isn’t enough. All the passion in the world won’t make you a BIGG success.
Sure, it helps. But passion isn’t enough.
In the nature versus nurture debate, we lean mostly toward nurture. However, you should recognize that you probably have certain natural gifts.
You have two choices: (1) You can discover and develop these innate abilities or (2) you can start from scratch.
As you might guess, you will be more likely to be a BIGG success if you work on your natural talents.
But talent alone won’t get you genius status.
You have to find the best environment to showcase your talents. In business, this means you need to find a market.
Even artists and musicians can’t afford to ignore the market. But the internet has made it possible to be a star within a genre (or niche as we say in the business world).
Oceans are for the large guys. However, you may want to swim in a river that flows into an ocean.
You can make a lot of money supplying the large fish in the ocean. Just be sure you don’t get swallowed up!
A better strategy may be to find a pond where you can be one of the biggest fish. Look for a problem which you can solve better than any other fish.
When your passions and talents align with a place, you’re a long way toward being a BIGG success. But you’re not quite there yet.
Timing is everything. You’ve probably heard that statement too many times to remember.
We disagree. Timing is only part of the equation. But it is an important component.
If you get to the right place too early, you will have to invest more money to educate your prospective customers. If you’re late, your competitors will have already staked out the best treasures.
If that’s the case, you may have to be a fish that climbs a tree. It’s the only way to get to another pond.
No one may have done it before. Some people may think you’re stupid. But that’s often the case.
Once you prove yourself right by building a successful small business, those same people will call you a genius. And that’s BIGG success!
Have you ever had to find another pond?
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