Be In A Constant State of Awareness
“Be in a constant state of Awareness. Get Over Yourself and Know What You Don’t Know.”
There are many hidden dangers that creep into the mind of a small business owner. One of the most dangers is thinking that you know everything you need to know to grow a successful business.
Because you started a business and your adrenaline is flowing does not mean that you are in control of a successful new venture. Believing in yourself and having the outward confidence to share that belief still requires you having an open mind and acknowledging that you will eventually need help.
I truly believe that the high small business failure rate is due to the mindset of so many small business owners who believe that they have all the answers and don’t need any help.
I experience this attitude in my small business educational seminars as well as when I am a participant in a seminar, and my fellow attendees sit with their arms crossed and don’t listen, much less take notes.
By focusing only on what we know we forget one of the main rules of business, and that is that change is the only constant. Change requires an open mind and a willingness to learn and to adopt something new. Working within the limits of your mind, you will constantly bounce your own thoughts off mind walls and never make the necessary progress to grow your business.
I don’t know if the following is true, but I recently heard that MIT’s Media Lab announced that it has created a 4-D television that allows viewers to reach through the screen and touch the objects they are viewing. I choose this example as one that may have a great impact on the way we do business as does already existing technologies such as Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and the 3-D printer.
Advances are also being made in every aspect of growing a business from the way we plan to the way we market our products and services. Being aware of all of your surroundings is critical to future growth.
Take the time to learn from all sources.
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