What Season Are You In? The Season of Yes Or the Season of No?
So many times, you and I, we get stuck. We get stuck in the details.
You say you’re going to create a new project? But then, you look around and see that it’s already been done before. Or something similar.
You say to yourself, “Why even bother? It’s not so unique. It’s been done before.”
But the problem with that, is it may have been done, but not in your way.
You Don’t Always Have To Be First
Here’s the thing. It’s not what you do, but how you do it that counts
You know how Apple has become the most valuable company in the world? It’s NOT by being completely original, unique and novel.
No, what they are known for, is coming in with an improvement on what’s been done before. Just last week, they announced a new home speaker with artificial intelligence. Sounds just like the Amazon Echo, Tap, etc. But, it’s a little different. It’s done differently. The execution is flawlessly Apple-like. They’ve created an aura around their products.
Say you have an idea for a book that is kind of like a detective mystery, but in New York City. How many detective books have already been set in NYC? A ton. But it doesn’t matter. It’s how you execute the book. It’s your style, your delivery, your voice that will attract others to your work.
A lot of my clients have businesses or want to start a business.
These “want-trepreneurs” have yet to take action because they have talked themselves out of it. I hear, “Well there’s so many version of that already. Or they say, “I’m a life coach, how am I going to make a difference when there are so many other life coaches in the world?”
“How am I going to get enough music students when they can all just take Skype lessons or find one of the big schools.”
You can actually insert any job, role or title into this “Why does anyone need another ______ in the world?”
But why does anyone need any more of anything in the world?
This is no way to talk to yourself. Self-talk, well that’s a whole conversation in itself – no pun intended.
You can always look at it as the glass being half empty, or half full. It’s up to you.
The Danger of Over-Analyzing
If you over-analyze any project, endeavour, business venture – just about anything, you can always find a reason to say “no.” But, you can also always find a way to say “yes.”
The Season of Yes
If you’re in the early stages of a new business, new career or want to start a new side project, then you need to be in the SEASON OF YES. Say “Yes” to it all. Opportunities can only come if you say yes and open the doors. You never know what opportunities will happen that could not have happened without you taking a few steps in this new direction.
The Season Of No
Much later on, when you are established and humming along in your new project or business, that’s when you need to start shifting to the SEASON OF NO. I heard of stories saying that Warren Buffet says no to 99% of the opportunities presented to him. He is definitely in the Season of No.