Why you need to be open-minded

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The ability to change your mind is a superpower

Entrepreneurial Challenges Newsletter Eighty-Third Edition - Why you need to be open-minded

The difference between open-minded and closed-minded people

Why is it that some people seem to make constant progress in their professional and personal lives, while others appear to be doomed to repeat the same mistakes over and over?  While the answer isn’t cut and dry, there is an interesting mindset difference between these two groups: they approach obstacles and challenges very differently.  The first group approaches life with an open mind — an eagerness to learn and a willingness to be wrong. The second group digs their heels in at the first sign of disagreement and would rather die than be wrong.   So which group are you in? Read more here.

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Entrepreneurial Challenges Newsletter Eighty-Third Edition - Why you need to be open-minded

Can you run a business from your smartphone?

A smartphone is a camera, a computer, a telephone, a music player, a calendar, a map, and a television – amongst other things. If you can think of it, there’s probably an app for it, and the app is probably more efficient than whatever the analogue version is.  In theory, the centralised nature of smartphones makes them perfect for running a business. But does the reality measure up?  Whether or not you can run a business from a smartphone is largely dependent on what kind of business you aim to run.  For practical considerations, click here.
Entrepreneurial Challenges Newsletter Eighty-Third Edition - Why you need to be open-minded

Your first year checklist

1.  Got business idea. Got excited. Ordered business cards, car magnets, calendars, pens and snow globes. Then changed business name.  2.  You’ve checked your bank balance every morning to see if anyone paid an invoice. Got smart and set up text notification. Paranoid it won’t work, so still check.  3. Downloaded 17 time saving for business apps. Never use them, never delete them.  How many of these moments have you had in your first business year? Everyone has their own experience. If you’ve made it in small business for a week, a month or a year, you deserve a pat on the back and a tip of the hat.  Read more here.

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Entrepreneurial Challenges Newsletter Eighty-Third Edition - Why you need to be open-minded

8 TED talks to help you overcome your fear of failure

Fear itself isn’t a problem. You’re allowed to worry and stress. This doesn’t make you weak, and it does not define you. But, if you wish to get to where you desire, you must fight your fear.  Like anything, learning how to overcome your fear of failure is a skill. It takes practice. You need to learn how to embrace it, because once you do you can build real success on the back of it.  As Shapiro says, you don’t need confidence, only a little courage and competence. Here are a few inspiring TED Talks to help you find some.

Entrepreneurial Challenges Newsletter Eighty-Third Edition - Why you need to be open-minded

Success story:  ClockWork

An idea is all fine and well, but unless you have hard data, it’s very difficult to execute that idea in a meaningful way.  Jamie Rood and Jonathan King will learnt this lesson the hard way. They had an idea, and they spent months working on it. They then attended a bootcamp run by Ignitor through the Standard Bank Business Incubator, and they were told that they had nothing.  Read more here.

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