Based on personal experience, research and my mentors I can say most of us overthink the things that at the core, are just plain simple.
Here are a few epiphanies I’ve had over the years and wanted to share and hope it resonates with you:
💡Take most time to think, instead of action. 95% think-time is great.
This doesn’t mean don’t do anything. Nothing will happen without action. Take the time to think about what you want to do and come up with a plan and a goal, then follow it.
💡Identify a niche and a special twist for that niche (it will become your edge). E.g. some detail others in that niche haven’t figured yet.
They’re always hidden in plain sight.
No idea is 100% original, but all ideas can be improved upon. If you have a niche you are targeting see how you can serve that niche better than your competitors.
💡Build something simple, then sell it right away.
You don’t have to over complicate things here. Your focus should be to get one client, make one sale, then worry about the next 10 and so on. You can always improve your products and services after you get feedback from your first batch of customers and clients.
💡Use only your skills and saved money. You don’t need more.
We all come to the market with our own perspectives and experiences. If you don’t have a product to sell today, offer your expertise. Coach or mentor someone who needs your help and start generating income that way.
💡Scale from there. Slowly.
You don’t need to rush things. Millionaires took years to become overnight successes. Your time will come too as long as you stick with your one idea and focus on growth.
💡Get a hard skin. Your chances of success are like 20% or less, so in case you end up failing, be mentally prepared to start over next day. You can train yourself into it.
I can’t tell you how many times my “brilliant” ideas have failed (way too many to count on two hands), but I have had some successes as well. Just because you fail on your first idea, doesn’t mean you are a failure. It just means now you’ve just learned how not to approach an idea a certain way. Try again with something different. Always learn and apply any new knowledge and you’ll see yourself grow faster.
💡You can fail 10 times, but only need to succeed once.
This reinforces what I just mentioned above. Become friends with failure. Fail often and fail fast. Perhaps even turn it into a game and see how many times you can go fail on an idea or strategy before you hit that success.
💡You are probably still underestimating your greatest assets as of today. Stop and think it over. Identify, then use them.
Since we have been kids, we often don’t give ourselves enough credit. We underestimate who we are, what we can do and more importantly what we can offer to those that are around us. Let yourself go, put yourself out there and see what happens. Do that enough times and you’ll quickly see people responding to you positively.
Finally remember, You ARE what you THINK you are.
If you think you are broke or a failure, then you are absolutely right.
But if you think you are a success or a millionaire and tell yourself this twice a day for 10 days, your thinking and outlook will change. (Give it a try).
I would love to hear your thoughts and perspective on this post.