Is it luck to become a successful football player, a respected scientist, a well-known musician or a successful entrepreneur? What do YOU think? I think: Yes and No. Let’s find out why.
There is no single contributing factor to success.
Life is too complicated to pinpoint success to luck, timing, money, environment or what so ever.
Most successful entrepreneurs, however, attribute their success to luck and timing.
I think they are expressing extreme humbleness and gratitude that mostly sets in when reaching success — financially, physically and emotionally.
Successful entrepreneurs don’t appreciate praising their success for themselves. Who does anyway?
However, they know that they went through a tough period of ups and downs — an emotional rollercoaster — mastering their emotions, leading their team, gaining incredible leadership skills, and executing well on their vision — a future nobody else saw!
The important question when it comes to starting a business — especially a startup — is not whether you will be lucky!
Instead, it matters if you can identify an opportunity and have the skills readily available to start searching for a repeatable, scalable business model.
How can you increase your “luck”?
But we aware: They aren’t taught in school or University. You must make a significant effort to learn them. The great thing is: YOU can learn them.
The sooner you learn them, the higher your likelihood of being ‘different/better’ than others that don’t learn and apply them.
These entrepreneurial life skills are as useful as a Swiss army knife. Learning and using and so experiencing them will enrich your life — independently of your outcome.
Your entrepreneurial mantra should become: Success, progress and learning through DOING!
BECAUSE knowledge without application is meaningless in the entrepreneurial sense.
Hence, the StartupGeist system is based on the idea that knowledge must be transformed into ACTION.
Successful entrepreneurs do not consume. They do, create, build. They learn by doing and aim at continuously improving — in all areas of life, but above all developing their soft skills (as this naturally happens when you do stuff).
What are important entrepreneurial principles?
Acquiring the StartupGeist means learning and deliberately practicing three key entrepreneurial skills.
Essentially, they are life skills that you should apply to anything you do:
They are ideals. It’s not that you achieve them one day and can take them for granted the other. Unfortunately not. You must practice them daily.
The practice helps you to become the best version of yourself and achieve greatness while working on meaningful stuff.
That’s the art and science of becoming a great entrepreneur — successful and fulfilled.
The daily practice
Let me quickly explain the practice.
Health is life’s foundation. If you’re not healthy, sleep enough, and eat well, you can’t focus — doing the right things — and you won’t be productive — doing things in the right way — for long periods.
To focus on the right things, you need to know what our options are. That’s why you learn daily and build know-how.
A vision is a direction of where you want to go, where you need to go and where you can go. It’s as important as your health. You do NOT think about it theoretically. You ACT on it. Then, you’ll discover.
Why do I believe in them?
During my first startup, I learned daily twice as much as the day before, positively speaking. I built a network. I was part of an accelerator.
I raised money. I helped build a product. I got our first clients and sold it to more.
Negatively speaking, I had no focus. I wasn’t productive. I messed around. I lost control over my life. I sacrificed my health. I wasn’t prepared for the startup journey.
I wasn’t ready to regain proactive power over my life not to be managed by my inbox (essentially other people’s tasks).
And I’m not alone.
That’s how most first-time entrepreneurs feel.
That’s completely normal because everything is unknown, new and not foreseeable. It causes many first-time entrepreneurs to be unfocused and come close to burn-out.
In the beginning, we don’t know how to identify the right actions. We simply work very very hard to make things happen. Few succeed. Most fail.
I believe that the StartupGeist system helps you to stay sane. And more importantly, it empowers you to try again. And again and again — until you succeed.
Giving up is NOT an option.
And a system empowers you to keep going!
The 1-Million Dollar Question
Ask yourself: What problem do you feel deeply connected to?
- So deeply that you can’t help yourself but solve it to help improve people’s life?
- Would solving this problem make you feel happy and fulfilled?
- Would you even be willing to sacrifice your life to solve this very problem?
Happy answering & discovering =)
For successfully starting a business, luck isn’t more important than in other areas of life!
I want to find a BUT… and I am sure there are many…
However, I can’t find a convincing one for me.
What is your opinion: Are successful people — be it musicians, artists, entrepreneurs, athletes — lucky? To which degree? Do you believe in luck?