Is It Good To Be Inspired?

I have recently heard the word “overrated” a lot. I have even seen an article “Overrated Things You’ve Given Too Much Importance To In Life

I would add one more item to that list: INSPIRATION.

So many people are “inspired” by some success stories, films, influencers, but still live their own shitty lives.

Organisations invest tens of thousands of dollars in inviting world – known authorities to give power talks to their people. So what? Two weeks later nobody remembers and they go back to their mediocre performance.

Inspiration is like dopamine – we need it, we crave it, we love it for a brief moment, and it leaves us hungry for another shot, detached and absent.

How many times have you been inspired, but nothing happened?

Probably hundreds, or thousands of times!

What price do you pay?

You reinforce the pattern: “It is OK to dream?” What’s wrong with that? Is dreaming a bad thing, when it comes to running your business? A dream, or inspiration can be extremely powerful, it can become a driving force – you finally discover what it is that you want, you are inspired by some people who have already achieved that… And that is the moment you need to stop dreaming and start acting, that is the time you need to switch your gear from “dream” to “execute”.


Do This and You’re Bound to Fail!

In one of the previous posts I shared with you some statistics that all of us – entrepreneurs know. To cut the long story short – over eighty per cent of business owners “get by” or “struggle to survive”.

Why is it so?

The answer is surprisingly simple – those entrepreneurs don’t realize that they are “unconsciously incompetent”.

What does that mean?

They don’t know what they don’t know and choose to never discover that! Although running a business is not rocket science and I am pretty sure that almost anyone can learn the key entrepreneurial skills, the overwhelming majority decides not to do it – and repeat the same things while expecting different results.

Many professionals assume that if they are excellent dentists, architects or fitness coaches, they will be able to develop great companies. Many people claim that if you are reasonably clever, you’ll succeed in business.

So why do so many entrepreneurs underperform and end up frustrated and sometimes broke?

Because they ignore the fact that they are “unconsciously incompetent.” Nigel Botterill, the founder of Entrepreneurs Circle – the UK-based organization supporting business owners, which I am a member of, talks about two groups: The Average Business Owner and The Professional Business Owner. The Average Business Owner does what 80% entrepreneurs do, and consequently gets the results they get, while the Professional Business Owner chooses to understand what running a business is about and decides to master the key entrepreneurial skills.

Are YOU a Professional or Average Business Owner?