In today's episode, Amy and Becky reflect on Sam Woodham's top tip, to never underestimate your unique perspective. “If you're lucky enough to have an idea, don't let it go. Give it a go.”
We discuss the challenges of how to stick with an idea, and persist against the odds as you transform it from just a niggle in your head into a service or product that people love and want to buy.
As an entrepreneur doing something not done before, in a way not done before, validation is unlikely to come easily.
We ask how to:
- Make peace with feeling uncomfortable when self-doubt is rampant.
- Make decisions based on objective information not just personal interpretation.
- Operate from the positive, intellectual part of the brain where you can make sophisticated decisions, rather than your limbic system designed to protect you from pain at all costs.
We reflect on:
- The Five Why method of root cause analysis: ask “why?” five times, to drill down to the core issues behind any set-backs or challenges.
- The importance of building self-awareness so that you can identify when you are being triggered negatively.
- The five BASIC social needs of humans: Belonging (B), Autonomy (A), Status (S), Integrity (I) and Certainty (C).
- Not to quit on a bad day: wait until you've had a really great day, and make the decision then.
- Schedule time to reflect on any persistent concerns, and consciously create an environment that will support you to do your best thinking.
We would love to hear your experiences of persevering through challenges to make your ideas a reality. What has worked for you? What have been your hardest battles? How do you make the peace and space to listen and act on your ideas? Please connect with us on Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter using the links below; and do subscribe to The MindStyling podcast and newsletter.
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