Every entrepreneur has a way of seeing the world that sets them apart. A way of seeing solutions to problems that not only helps others in a real everyday way, but that makes them money.
But how do we learn how to begin seeing the world in this way? What gives an entrepreneur the confidence to be able to see a solution and make it happen (even when the world thinks they are wrong for trying).
Maybe these principles will help you make your start:
Know Your Industry
You cannot solve a challenge without understanding that there is a challenge to begin with. The only way to really understand it is by having worked in that industry for long enough to be faced by that challenge personally.
If you are frustrated with the work you are doing, if you wish things could be better – you have established a need, you are experiencing a challenge. If you are in a position to find a solution for it, it is because you are an expert in your industry, and there is an opportunity to start a new business.
Are You The Right Person For The Job?
But, just because you see the challenge and are able to solve it, doesn’t always mean you are the right person to do it. There might be many reasons for this. It might be your personal responsibilities, it could be that you are not an entrepreneur, it could be that you aren’t necessarily skilled in what is needed to find the right solution.
Self-awareness, knowing what you are good at, is essential. The only person you fail if you do not know your weaknesses is you. Not knowing, and failing, only makes you weaker. It is crucial to put your best foot forward, and only your best foot forward – especially when it’s a new business.
Be Sure It’s Not Only Need By You
Having a new idea is exciting. Knowing we are the perfect person to do it feels amazing. But, very often, the problem our new business solves only really helps us.
Once you realize there is a way to solve a problem, you need to make sure that the problem you are solving helps others. This is often one of the most difficult parts of this process. Because it means we could be wrong, and that’s a scary thought – especially when you’ve been working on your project for a long time.
It is easy to assume that because a solution would make our lives a whole lot better, that it will do the same for thousands of others. You need to be totally sure that you are right. And sometimes, even when you’ve done your homework, our customers are changing all of the time, and things sometimes don’t always go the way we want.
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