When you have a start up business and start asking advice from seasoned business owners you will find that you will get as many opinions about what you should so as people you ask. I keep hearing this over and over again from many of our PITCH U participants. As with all things in life everyone has a different opinion. Even people in the same family reflect this. If you ask siblings what it was like growing up in their family you will hear as many points of view as there are siblings. Why is that so?
It has to do with how unique we each are. Every one of us has different “wiring” if you will. We each perceive differently. We see color differently. We hear sounds different.y. When we eat we taste food differently. Even with over 7 billion of us this is true. So what does that mean? We are here to be ourselves. Whatever that means. That is the richness of life. When you are around people that seem the same as you eventually you hit a place where they seem shockingly different. That’s the good news.
Because in essence the only thing you can do in life is to be yourself. There are no copies. We are all originals. In business as in life we can use the experience of others to look for specific things but how we evaluate those things and what we do about them is going to be uniquely ours. Trying to make a standard for human behavior and perception has never worked. Many dictators have tried but there are always those annoying rebels who refuse to fit in.
So what do you do with advice from others? You can use it to check yourself on that specific point. Does this fit for me? At the same time it is important to respect the opinion of others…….for themselves! I know of someone that says “That may be true for you but it is not for me.” Thus allowing that person the dignity and respect they deserve. This shows up not only in business but with religion when someone tries to convince another that their way is the only way. Again, that is never worked which is why there are so many religions sects and churches. Each sees things differently. The US was founded on religious freedom for exactly that reason.
So in a world of originals don’t be surprised if there are very different opinions. Some of them diametrically opposed. They are all valid…..for the person that holds them. Bottom line. Be yourself. Find your own way. Live your truth.
Join us with your unique business for PITCH U 8 Week Intensive Jan. 25, 2017 to create a powerful pitch for investors, strategic partners and important clients. www.entrepreneurmindworld.com/pitch-u.html My best to you, Dianne