May, 4, 2018
Grow Your Business. Stop Wasting Your Time.
Article by Kyle Minton
Creative Director Final Touch Media
If you could only do things you would succeed at, wouldn’t that be the dream?
If you only knew in advance every relationship that didn't work out or every business venture that fell through, you probably would have made different decisions. You would probably feel pretty successful.
But the thing is, none of us know how anything is going to turn out. So there is inherent risk in everything you do. It is by that risk that one learns. The risk causes you to do your research, prepare more, and to inevitably become better.
While it may sound ideal on the surface to not fail at anything-especially in business and relationships (let's face it, these are probably the two things in life with the most risk), not failing is not all it's cracked up to be. You see, there is something unique that happens when you fail. This thing that happens is something that can only happen through the struggle and the wrestling of figuring something out.
If you're not failing, you're not learning. If you have a perfect track record on everything you've tried, you would only know what worked. But without knowing what did not work, you will have failed to expose yourself to a new customer, a new location, or even a new demographic.
For instance, if you promoted your product only to people who have signed up to hear about new technologies your company has to offer, you might be ridiculously successful in gaining attention from that select group. But what you don't know is that there could be 100,000 people that don't know of your company that would be first time customers with the unveiling of this new technology.
Failure to explore the breadth of your company's potential reach is losing out on the opportunity to learn and to experience continued growth.
Of course, this does not mean that because you are failing then you are necessarily learning. You may be wasting your time (and your money) if you're not learning from the seeming failures.
Really consider this. If you are not taking the time to learn from the markets you've tested, then what are you doing?
What if someone told you that you play a part in what happens in your future? What if, by some very hard work, knowledge, and making some key connections, you were able to grow your business, reach your goals, and succeed?
Stop wasting your time. Research and explore what you do not know. Dig deep into the things that didn't pan out. It will sting a little, but it will be worth it. Don't let pride keep you from learning from others. Don't let the pride or the pain of failure keep you from growing your business. The time is now.
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