You are smarter than you think you are. So...when searching for ideas for a new business, never underestimate those skills and talents that you bring to the table.
It does "OK" - I'm not on a sure path to riches and it's sometimes a struggle to find new clients, but on the other hand I somehow manage to eke out a living at it.
You are smarter than you think you are!
So, when you are out there searching for ideas for new businesses, give yourself some credit and cut yourself some slack because you are smarter than you think you are.
I loved to draw on the computer, especially when I could write programs that generated beautiful fractals - but at the time, I thought "Anybody can do this, so it won't be worth money!"
Again, I thought, "This is so easy, as soon as it gets around everyone will want to do it."
But two decades later, I saw that I was wrong.
I kept working at dead-end corporate jobs all those years, aching to create work of my own but stifled by my own fear of failure.
But I finally earned enough to take an early retirement, and then got to look at what I really want to do.
And settled down with it, and I haven't regretted it too much.
When searching for ideas for new businesses, make it a habit to search within yourself.
It seems like there's no limit to these.
- You'd never imagine five years ago that people would pay money to buy a Blogger template or a MySpace template, but now there's people making a whole living just from that niche.
- There are businesses whose whole profit is derived from selling ring tones for mobile phones.
- You might think of drawing a 16x16 bitmap picture in Windows Paintbrush is an utterly trivial task, but that's how icons are made!
But...you can also make an equal mistake in underestimating what you do know.
When searching for ideas for new businesses, then look at all of the talents that you bring to the table and see if they form an opportunity for a new business.
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