I have seen countless business owners shy from articulating their business strategy because they “aren’t great at strategy and don’t have any great ideas.”
What they mean is “I don’t have any ideas with a 100% chance or success and no chance of being criticised.
But no great ideas? Seriously.
There are no ideas that have a 100% chance of success. Shit happens, both positive and negative. The successful business owner creates internal certainty that whatever happens they will be able to respond.
If you don’t want to fail, don’t try, don’t leave the house, but also don’t expect to be successful.
Recently I had an interaction with someone in a business I own.
Recently we were making a major decision in MedRecruit for a very important leadership role in the recruitment team.
If you go to almost any personal development or business seminar, the presenters will share stories of failure leading to triumph.
It’s not a shop, it’s not online, it’s not Amazon or eBay or Trademe.
Survival isn’t necessary.
Is it meeting specification?
“You don’t choose the life of being an entrepreneur, it chooses you,” is something I found myself saying to a young entrepreneur the other day.
Dissatisfaction is a common state for entrepreneurs.
Fear of failure is a common reason many people don’t start things.
Failure is inevitable.