First off, I'd just like to mention that ideas are worthless. Anyone can have an idea - it doesn't mean a thing. Execution of the idea is king. If I went to Elon Musk and gave him a rubbish idea, I can guarantee that he would make it into a million (if not a billion!) dollar business. If… Continue reading How To Evaluate Business Ideas
A lot of people start a business for good reasons. So that they can be their own boss, to make more money, to make a difference and have an impact in the world (you can debate how true each one of these things actually is, but this isn't what I want to address today). What I find… Continue reading Reasons To Start A Business
You've been given a hand to play with. There is no point in dwelling on your inherent nature or your perceived shortcomings. If you're less patient than others, you can get things done quicker. If you're short-tempered, you can harness your discontent to propel you forward. If you're opinionated, you can make yourself be heard… Continue reading Self Awareness
"Anger is often what pain looks like when it shows itself in public" - Krista Tippett
The market are the people/businesses who will give you money for your product. Obvious right? Except it's not and it is easily overlooked by many. Say you've made a new artificial knee which you believe is different or better in some way to the existing artificial knees currently used. Who would you sell this to? … Continue reading Who Is The Market? Use Your Insight.
Here's how to overcome shame, which is the biggest killer of your dreams and aspirations: "I'm not going to be ashamed of who I am and what I care about. If it's not for you, you're a non believer." Shun the non believers. Move on. "This is me, this is what I believe in and… Continue reading Shame
When you're working hard to meet that deadline and hating every second of it. Call that stress. When you're working hard to achieve something you really care about and love every second of it. Call that passion.