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The Human Side of Entrepreneurship
Every 4th Monday, Michele Price talks about the Human Side of entrepreneurship. Breakthrough Tips are to help you take action THIS week and improve your results when mastering your inner game of business. The Breakthrough Tip is a 10-minute tip that you can put into action RIGHT NOW for your business.
It’s Not Just About Starting: You Have to Finish!
Developing the Mindsets to Finish and Launch
“There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.” – Warren Buffett
Entrepreneurs are very good STARTERS. Why? Because starting so fun!
And it is the easy part!
We get to dream! We get to develop! And then reality hits. We need to finish. We need to launch.
Those two steps; finishing and launching tend to be the toughest.
What stops us from finishing? Or launching the product? A variety of things and much of it is… sabotage. Sabotage created in our minds, by our minds, designed to somehow protect us from failure and danger.
As I often say when it comes to hearing the word “no” you go from one ‘no’ to living under the freeway overpass right away. In one step. If that was how sales and business worked, no one would ever succeed. But, that is what the brain does to us!
Back to Warren Buffet’s quote: regardless of whether something is in actuality “difficult” or “easy” how do you get unstuck to finish? So it comes down to us finding secret ways to reprogram or take action to subvert the brain’s sneaky tactics. It is a constant battle. On this month’s show, I will be sharing three fascinating ideas to help you breakthrough this challenge. Again, these are mind hacks to get you thinking your way to the finish line and then crossing it!
Be willing to be bad.
I’ve heard it said, “If you are NOT embarrassed by your first project/business etc. you are doing it wrong.” But that is only if you launch your project! If you never do, it does not count.
Force yourself to make it easy.
From Tim Ferris: What you must do is ask… “What might this look like if it were easy?” Things are hard enough. Uncertainty. Being wildly driven toward complexity is not always good. You can start to look for “elegance” and ease instead of the path of complexity.
Put on handcuffs.
So.. maybe it is not easy. Maybe it is a daunting project with a lot of pieces. What can you do to ensure completion? Well, to ensure you stay on track, create some kind of deadline or “handcuff” that forces you to stay on track? A public declaration that you would not want to go back on or if you did, would itself be painful or more work. And then as fast as possible break it down into the smallest pieces you can, and worry only about those every single day.
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#BBSradio As the “Voice” of Breakthrough Radio, a global business radio show, Michele recognizes when you focus on mastering the inner and outer game of business; success is yours to develop. Michele offers professional moderating and speaking on the topics of innovation, leadership, and building business audiences.
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Michele Price is a fractional CMO, who’s bold approach delivers substantial and innovative results. Michele provides in-depth knowledge using digital media/marketing strategically, coupled with precise execution generates robust results.