“If you can dream it, then you can achieve it” —Zig Ziglar Click To Tweet
Throughout history, there were people just like us who had dreams. Many didn’t pursue these dreams, proclaiming that “it will never happen”, or “it can’t be done”.
Human beings have been able to fly for the last 110 years. A fact today, but considered preposterous for decades and centuries. What about the idea of the light bulb, the motor vehicle, the iPad, the PC, VA’s, credit cards, The Walkman, iPod, TV, robotic vacuum cleaners, flying to the moon, submarines, Wifi, the Internet, Smartphones, GPS… I could carry on all day long.
Point is: History proves that if you can dream it, there is a very good chance you can achieve it. Question is: Will you try?
The latest Inspiring Innovation issue has just hit the newsstand!
Here’s what’s waiting for you this month:
The Blogworld 2013 New Media Expo Edition!
This issues includes:
Leslie Samuel of ‘Become A Blogger’ – how to start a blog that changes the world (and your income levels!)
Blogworld co-founder and CEO Rick Calvert shares how he created the most successful bloggers expo out of thin air
Prolific Living’s Farnoosh Brock – on leaving a safe job at a Fortune 500 company to follow your passion (and make it work)
ALL the BEST TIPS & TRICKS from this year’s event
The complete VIDEO recording of Pat Flynn’s session at the New Media Expo – highly regarded as the best session this year
A networking opportunity – direct access to the people who attended this event. Surround yourself with highly successful, inspiring and action taking people – TODAY!
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“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple” – Dr. Seuss Click To Tweet
When I studied for my degree in Computer Science (good times!), I learned one of the most effective problem-solving techniques ever.
In computer science we call it ‘Recursion’. The Cesar of Rome coined it ‘Divide et Impera’, and so did Napoleon. In modern English it’s known as ‘Divide and Conquer’. And in the writings of Dr. Suess you’ll find it as ”Sometimes, the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.“
It all boils down to the same method: When you have a problem that’s too big to handle, solve or understand — break it down to smaller pieces. Keep breaking it down until the pieces are manageable. Until a simple solution is in reach. With each piece of the puzzle addressed, go from micro to macro. Build the full picture from all the pieces. Keep combining the bits of your solution until it integrates to one simple plan.
“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing” —Aristotle Click To Tweet
This was a tough lesson for me to learn. I grew up doing everything to avoid criticism. I was always, ALWAYS worried about “what would people think?”
What people think about my ideas? My business? My clothes? Height? Haircut? Marketing material? Grammar? Handwriting? I can go on and on. You wouldn’t believe the things that I would worry about. Sometimes I still do.
But I try to remind myself, that criticism is a good sign. It’s a sign that someone cared enough about what I do. I learned that haters are gonna hate, but where there are haters, you’ll find supporters and fans. When you move out of your comfort zone and stop thinking about what will everyone think, you can become yourself. And you’ll be surprised how many people like you exactly the way you really are.
“You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want” —Zig Ziglar Click To Tweet
In today’s quote lies the most crucial business lesson of all: Your business MUST help others. It must give VALUE to others.
This is the only way to build a business that will create wealth for you. Don’t start a business that’s about what interests you.
Start a business that helps people with what interests THEM. A business that isn’t addressing need, isn’t solving something in a better way, isn’t targeting a specific pain, passion or need of his target customers, can only compete by lowering its prices. Trust me, that’s a shitty way to do business. I’ve been there too.
So this weekend, take a few minutes and ask yourself – how are you helping your audience? And how can you help them MORE?