Ideas, an entrepreneur’s unexpected enemy!

When we think entrepreneur we think ideas, rightly so but the identifying tag could be a great weakness as well.

1. LACK OF IDEAS
If you don’t have something new/different then you are not an entrepreneur. It dosen’t need to be a new product/service. It can be a new method, system, market, emphasis, communication. If you have nothing new to offer except your presence, people have no need of you thank you very much, they are happy where they are…

2. FAILURE TO FOCUS ON A SINGLE IDEA
“I have an idea!” “Boss what happened to yesterday’s idea?” “Drop it, i have a new idea!” That just spells out trouble!

3. FAILURE TO SAY NO TO OTHERS’ IDEAS
One of the biggest weaknesses of human nature is the need for validation and acceptance. As an entrepreneur you are a radical who sees what others don’t, why then is it difficult to say no when they have a cute idea from hell? They don’t believe in your idea, why should you believe in theirs? If you don’t like the big plan, don’t waste time, energy and resources on it. You can’t work magic on an idea you don’t believe in. Frogs never become princes, sleeping beauties remain beautifully asleep!

4. COMPLICATED IDEAS
Uncomplicate it! Your people cannot follow Morse Cord neither can your clients. The best alternative is always the simplest thing that works. There’s no reward to sounding smart. Be smart, cut the crap, give them ABC!

5. PSYCHOSIS
I’m just showing off with my vocabulary. Psychosis is when you fall in love too much with your own ideas. Get over yourself, let the market decide if you have salt. Don’t take it personally if they decide you don’t- go to the next idea!

Ideas anyone? Give me some in your comments below. Follow me on twitter: @TNyahasha

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About Tinashe Inspired

Tinashe is a social entrepreneur who is passionate about community development through business and social investment. He is a critic of the static nature of the education systen in most parts of the world and seeks to bring about reformation in this area.
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2 Responses to Ideas, an entrepreneur’s unexpected enemy!

  1. An an entrepreneur and one who has also been around a good number of other entrepreneurs, I’ve recognized the biggest problem as having too many ideas but never following through on a single one. You’ll hear a ton of great ideas thrown out there, but when you check back in months, no progress has been made.

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