3 Ingredients You Need for Success

Starting a new business isn’t easy. It takes a lot of forethought, courage, and perseverance. 

There are about a million different questions that need answers and you’re doing well if you know what those questions are.

I have good news for you though. If you are thinking about starting a new business, you are on the track of doing something most people are not willing to do. We only live once and the story of our lives is far more compelling with a bit of struggle. Think about the movie rights!

In all seriousness, trying and failing is a far more fulfilling way to live than failing to try. I’d bet you’d even see more success trying to fail. I want you to consider that every brand, restaurant, and company that you have any admiration for was in this exact position at one point in time.

Think about the Wright brothers. They risked their lives to fly. Take that in. No one had done that before. Flying by all rights was essentially impossible to the known World and yet they pursued it anyway. Imagine the number of naysayers they had. Imagine our World without flight. No more quick hops to Hawaii or overnight business trips to L.A. Our entire economy would be very different.

Okay, thinking about it, there are some upshots to not having flight. We wouldn’t be facing sustainability issues in regards to buying and eating local to the degree we do now. Naysayers may have legitimate concerns regarding your new food venture. You might have the same concerns.

Anything worth doing will not be perfect. Nothing we can create will ever be perfect in the eyes of everyone. That’s okay. For those we are trying to help and serve, we can create the best possible solutions. We cannot anticipate the unexpected repercussions like over importing or the impact on the environment.

We also cannot expect the unanticipated upshots. Think about how far we have come in understanding our different cultures on planet Earth. It has opened our eyes to how others live. Flight has connected the planet.

Our Vancouver logo design business is not likely to change the World to that degree. We know that, and yet we’ve pursued it anyway. We know that we can make a positive impact on businesses and help them grow and succeed.

Changing the World of every person is just as rewarding as changing one person’s World.

This is why we harp on a target market being one person. Who can you help or serve? Who’s World can you change?

It’s important that we all work to succeed. Grant Cardone would even say it is unethical for us to not. He says it plenty of times in his book, The 10X Rule. He has a point. Imagine a World where everyone was doing the thing they were most passionate about to their best abilities.

Consider for a second how much happier everyone would be. Consider how much faster we would advance. I’m not saying it would be utopia, but there certainly seems like a strong case for pursuing passion.

If you find yourself doubting yourself and your business, consider this: the one person you serve could be inspired to serve millions. No one is going to change the World alone. We all have our own parts to play.

This is why you must persevere. You have the courage that can do nothing less than inspire others.

For most of us, we’re not in the situation that the Wright brothers were. Someone on this planet has been somewhere close to where we want to go. You know who they are. They succeeded and you now follow them on Twitter and joined their newsletter. You can do the same for someone else.

Let’s do this thing together. What are your biggest fears when starting a new business? Tweet us @brandcouver. We can inspire each other.

September 26, 2016
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Author photo in a circle
Kyle Lincoln

Kyle is a logo crafter, avid reader, and writer. His experience expands across a wide spectrum of clients such as Nandos, Shaw Business, and Destination Canada. Growing up, it didn’t take him long to go from doodles to design. Kyle’s previous work in identities for conferences and events left him longing for something more enduring. He’s got a vested interest in helping businesses thrive and an eye for brand incongruences. In Vancouver he can be found scoping out his client’s location and/or the nearest gelateria and is always up to discuss your project or favourite flavour.

Starting a new business isn’t easy. It takes a lot of forethought, courage, and perseverance. 

There are about a million different questions that need answers and you’re doing well if you know what those questions are.

I have good news for you though. If you are thinking about starting a new business, you are on the track of doing something most people are not willing to do. We only live once and the story of our lives is far more compelling with a bit of struggle. Think about the movie rights!

In all seriousness, trying and failing is a far more fulfilling way to live than failing to try. I’d bet you’d even see more success trying to fail. I want you to consider that every brand, restaurant, and company that you have any admiration for was in this exact position at one point in time.

Think about the Wright brothers. They risked their lives to fly. Take that in. No one had done that before. Flying by all rights was essentially impossible to the known World and yet they pursued it anyway. Imagine the number of naysayers they had. Imagine our World without flight. No more quick hops to Hawaii or overnight business trips to L.A. Our entire economy would be very different.

Okay, thinking about it, there are some upshots to not having flight. We wouldn’t be facing sustainability issues in regards to buying and eating local to the degree we do now. Naysayers may have legitimate concerns regarding your new food venture. You might have the same concerns.

Anything worth doing will not be perfect. Nothing we can create will ever be perfect in the eyes of everyone. That’s okay. For those we are trying to help and serve, we can create the best possible solutions. We cannot anticipate the unexpected repercussions like over importing or the impact on the environment.

We also cannot expect the unanticipated upshots. Think about how far we have come in understanding our different cultures on planet Earth. It has opened our eyes to how others live. Flight has connected the planet.

Our Vancouver logo design business is not likely to change the World to that degree. We know that, and yet we’ve pursued it anyway. We know that we can make a positive impact on businesses and help them grow and succeed.

Changing the World of every person is just as rewarding as changing one person’s World.

This is why we harp on a target market being one person. Who can you help or serve? Who’s World can you change?

It’s important that we all work to succeed. Grant Cardone would even say it is unethical for us to not. He says it plenty of times in his book, The 10X Rule. He has a point. Imagine a World where everyone was doing the thing they were most passionate about to their best abilities.

Consider for a second how much happier everyone would be. Consider how much faster we would advance. I’m not saying it would be utopia, but there certainly seems like a strong case for pursuing passion.

If you find yourself doubting yourself and your business, consider this: the one person you serve could be inspired to serve millions. No one is going to change the World alone. We all have our own parts to play.

This is why you must persevere. You have the courage that can do nothing less than inspire others.

For most of us, we’re not in the situation that the Wright brothers were. Someone on this planet has been somewhere close to where we want to go. You know who they are. They succeeded and you now follow them on Twitter and joined their newsletter. You can do the same for someone else.

Let’s do this thing together. What are your biggest fears when starting a new business? Tweet us @brandcouver. We can inspire each other.

September 26, 2016
Posted on 
Author photo in a circle
Kyle Lincoln

Kyle is a logo crafter, avid reader, and writer. His experience expands across a wide spectrum of clients such as Nandos, Shaw Business, and Destination Canada. Growing up, it didn’t take him long to go from doodles to design. Kyle’s previous work in identities for conferences and events left him longing for something more enduring. He’s got a vested interest in helping businesses thrive and an eye for brand incongruences. In Vancouver he can be found scoping out his client’s location and/or the nearest gelateria and is always up to discuss your project or favourite flavour.

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