II. Creating the Right Headspace for Success
Section D: Conclusion: Seeing Opportunities Everywhere
You just learned about two important parts of the startup mindset in this module:
1. First, you discovered that the question you should always be asking yourself is whether the task you’re working on is the best task for landing you your first customer… or is the task you’re working on just window dressing, something that you can attend to later?
2. Secondly, you found out that sometimes fear manifests itself in the form of the socially acceptable disguise of perfectionism. But if you’re honest with yourself, you’ll find that perfectionism will only hinder your success. It’s best to get the product to market and launch the business with the view of improving as you, versus spending an inordinate amount of time making changes that you don’t even know will be useful.
Okay, some people aren’t all that sure about whether these strategies will put them on the fast track to success. But look around . . .
I bet you know people who have big dreams, but it seems like they never quite get their ideas off the ground. They’re smart people. They have good ideas. And they probably even have all the resources they need to launch.
But they never do. They never see success. And they always have good excuses as to why they never see success.
You know what it boils down to? Mindset.
People with a poor mindset see problems. Those with a good mindset see opportunities and solutions.
For example, some people might look at their bank account and decide that they can’t launch a business properly because they don’t have enough cash. But not you. You’re taking this course because you don’t see low cash as a problem – instead, you see it as an opportunity to get creative.
And that’s exactly what you’re going to learn how to do in the next module.