How to Stay in the Game and Dominate It
When counseling eager businessmen and women with the dream to make it big with their next tech dynamo- we always ask them; what are you passionate about?
What aspect of this idea keeps you invested not only financially but emotionally in your future business endeavor?
If the answer is money and lots of it- then we STRONGLY encourage you to find another dream.
Domination in the game is built by making the right moves at the right time and always thinking outside of the current trends for success. Success is being able to define your story and tell it as compellingly and fruitfully as possible but the journey there can be as varied as the person playing the game.
The Accidental Entrepreneur
Having a great idea is the first play in the very long game of driving your business to success and that mountain of money you dream of-but what makes an idea great?
Who would have thought that a plastic button that is adhered to your phone and other devices, the Popsocket, would become a 200-million-dollar industry that was created by none other than a philosopher, David Barnett.
To pop or not to pop- that is the question...
The point? The point is that the idea is just an idea unless it solves a problem. Solving a problem in user experience that affects nearly every person that uses their phone is what made that philosopher money, and a lot of it- a great idea.
Creative vs. Analytical
Having that great idea and being a true innovator is equal parts analysis and creativity. You simply cannot throw metrics at an idea and wish it into success. You must be creative; with your words, with your imagery and with your concept of what success can even be.
Now more than ever the creative and the analytical are overlapping in ways that both elevate and infuriate.
Without innovation we don’t have progress but too much innovation paired with the lack of a guiding hand can be chaos. Deep fake facial AI is a very 21st century issue that we could never have foreseen and for analysis’s sake is a triumph- avatars being created for every Tom, Dick and Harriet who downloads an app- may have become overkill and what problem are we really solving?
Again- we must ask ourselves what is the difference between just an idea and the idea that solves the problem- a great idea...
Domination is Cyclical
So, you have built that great idea, you have included our team in your triumphs and have made their successes your successes. You have committed yourself not to just making money but to the passion of pursuing your endeavor, whatever it may be. And then the market crashes, your gravitas in the field is diminished and your funds are dwindling...now what?
Be fluid- realize that all things in tech, finance, real estate, and development are all cyclical. Lean on that passion that fueled your great idea and persevere.
Afterall, the great ideas of yesterday are the flops of today and the flops of today are the great ideas of tomorrow.
Build your empire- and do yourself a favor- invest in Popsocket...and perseverance.
Based on excerpts from our BIZ/DEV podcast, episode 64.