“There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.” Franklin D. Roosevelt
When inaction takes hold of your innovation process, get physical. Prototype. You might even get a meal out of the deal.
“No one ever drowned in their own sweat.” Ann Landers
Some call it sweat equity. Others describe it as 60 to 80 hour work weeks. Both are right. You must invest a huge amount of personal time and energy to make a startup successful.
“The most essential factor is persistence – the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.” J. W. Riley
An old country saying – “even a blind hog will find an acorn every once in a while, if he just keeps on rooting.”
“You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore” Andre Gide
Go outside, grab an arm full of air, and create something new! SIF Team 2.0.
“Man can alter his life by altering his thinking.” William James
Who said all the blocks had to be on top of the table?
“Your actions speak so loudly, I can not hear what you are saying.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success is determined by your character, your ability, and your effort.
“Throw creativity at a problem, not money.” David Erickson
What do you get when you combine pine cones and paintings? Creative solutions.
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas Edison
SIF Team 1.0 is prototyping five projects: (1) scent storage and delivery system, (2) retro video game revival, (3) non-contaminated hand cleaning solution, (4) do-it-yourself tennis system, and (5) art and prayer process for family spiritual growth.
“Ideas are a dime a dozen. Execution is priceless.” Mary Kay Ash
There is a huge chasm between having ideas and having a successful startup. There are many methods and tools available to help someone make the jump. Rest assured, at some point, you will have to jump!
“If I had one hour to save the world, I would spend 55 minutes defining the problem and then five minutes solving it.” Albert Einstein
It’s all about identifying a problem. Get out of the office and talk with the people. Ask the right questions and find the “job that needs to be done”.
“A problem is an opportunity in disguise.” John Adams
Is this an opportunity or a problem? What’s your perspective? Should you reframe your point of view?