Failure doesn’t suck. No one wants to see others suffer, and we certainly don’t want to experience it, but that’s how we grow and learn. How many times have you heard, “Find the pain points” when it comes to successful business? Ad nauseam, right?
In this post, I’ll give one quick and personal story of failing to benefit from failure. How I recognized “the pain point” and sat on my hands, just to watch someone else solve the problem and profit from the fix. Curious? Read on Holmes, I’m gonna get personal here.
We know how I love to tell a story so here we go…
The Lesson Learned – Hopefully
It’s a real eye-opener to realize you sat on your hands so long that you potentially lost big financially. If you see a problem and can think of a solution, do yourself a huge favor and don’t sit on your hands and wonder if it’s a good idea; get to work or someone else will.
That one idea might not have made me rich. It might not have panned out at all, but you know what? If I had acted on the idea, win or lose, I wouldn’t be sitting around wondering “what if“.
We owe it to others to fix the problem as well. We’ve all seen that guy complaining about everything under the sun but won’t lift a finger to do anything about it. Don’t be that person – fix it.
It’s okay to profit from your help. If I need a ride to work, maybe you give me a ride and don’t really expect payment. No big deal, we’re friends, right? But if I invent Uber, I want paid! Seriously, get paid for your contributions.
Look For Problems To
How many pallet jack problems can one actually stumble upon in a lifetime? Well, at least, one if you pay attention but I believe there are many problems just waiting to be solved if you deliberately seek them out.
Ask others within your niche what problems they face every day.
The next time you feel like screaming because of the stupidity of a product or service, put on a smile and think of much better things would be if you held those reins. And then see if you have a shot at those very reins.
☑ Can this be done easier?
☑ Should this be faster?
☑ Could this be cheaper?
☑ How would you make this better?
☑ Why is this such a pain in the butt?
Think About it
How many of us knew deep inside there was a need for a keyword research tool? What about a hashtag evaluation tool? Social automation? Content sharing methods?
All we have to do is look, recognize and act. We’ll either win or fail. That’s a win-win if I have ever seen one. ~Brian D. Hawkins
That’s all I got. That’s my single mistake. lol Just joking, but it was a big one, in my mind. What kind of problems are you striving to fix? Can you see how it is selfish not to fix it? Can you see how you should be rewarded for fixing problems? I’d love your comments, questions, and stories.
Hey, did I tell you I invented cheese sticks? True story. 😉