Don’t Listen to What Other People Say

April 16, 2009 at 12:15 pm 8 comments

Do you have an idea for a new business? Is it a little bit “outside of the box”? If you truly believe you have an

What Does He Know About You?

What Does He Know About You?

idea/invention/business that brings value to the market, then put your head down and push the rock forward. Don’t listen to the cynics out there. Those are the same people who would never take the risk and they don’t have the confidence that you have.

If you can dream it, you can do it. Everyone looked at Susan Boyle on “You’ve Got Talent” and jumped to the conclusion that she would not be successful. They were dead wrong.

If people look at your idea and doubt you or doubt that you can be successful in a down economy, they’re wrong.  Watch this clip, be inspired and enjoy the success you know you’re capable of achieving.

(YouTube wouldn’t let me embed this video, sorry for the primative link)

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Charles  |  April 27, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Inspirational!

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  • 2. Neil Moodley  |  May 1, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    I couldn’t agree more. As Henry Ford once said, “If I had asked my customers what they wanted, I woud have built a faster horse!”

    Sometimes, all the market research in the world is not going to quieten that little voice in your head that tells you that THIS is the way to build it / offer it / make it / sell it and so on. The best entrepreneurs know when to listen to their customers, and about what topics, and when to go with their inner vision.

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  • 3. Mmfh  |  May 1, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    That really was great to watch!
    Thanks!

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  • 4. ecpowers  |  May 1, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    However, Susan Boyle only had to rely on herself. Inspriation aside, a business needs other people – customers, funders, partners, and vendors. Shouldn’t you heed their concerns if they are about your market potential, business model, or uncertainties that neither you or they can know? I’m not saying to give up, just that ignoring cynics may mean missing a chance to figure out how to respond to their claims and move beyond them.

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  • 5. knuthellan  |  May 1, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Inspirational. I got an initial negative response from a governmental grant. They didn’t get it and I will hopefully get a second chance to pitch our idea. We’re not doing anything revolutionary, but it’s in no way traditional. I believe we are onto something big and we are going to make it.

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    • 6. jobsearchprocess  |  May 8, 2009 at 3:53 pm

      That stinks! I’m glad your sticking with it. After all the founder of FedEx had his business plan rejected by his professor. The professor said it would never work, I wonder what he thinks of that business model now?

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  • 7. Don’t Ignore the Cynics « Eric Powers’s Blog  |  May 2, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    […] is a danger in ignoring the cynics and naysayers around you, as suggested recently on the blog “The Small Biznest”. They […]

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  • 8. John Kartaensil  |  August 27, 2009 at 11:14 am

    Inspirational? agree with HFord.

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