The importance of keeping up with changes is crucial for businesses, but even more important is standing out from the crowd. Those that don't evolve are often left behind, replaced by the "new and improved". Whether you're a budding or seasoned entrepreneur, inspired thinking is a tool you should always keep close at hand, especially in today's world where technology has made it much easier to access and cost to start a business.
In today's society, it seems like everything has been done before. Barriers to starting new businesses have been lowered and technology is accessible and affordable. Whenever I'm asked to advise a business or get inspired to start one, the first question I ask is: How is this product or service different?
Society is constantly evolving with the aim of reaching new goals, so it is only fair that entrepreneurs synchronize their businesses with this growth. Using outdated methods to run a business simply won't work in the long run.
As entrepreneurs, we want to not only see our businesses succeed, but also make a positive impact. To achieve this, it is essential to constantly seek innovation, creation and learning. But you can't do it alone. When you work with a team built on inspired thinking, the possibilities are endless.
What does inspired thought really mean?
To delve deeper into the topic of inspired thinking, I spoke with Elizabeth Bieniek, co-founder of Webex Hologram. As a disruptive innovator and leader in the technology industry, Bieniek understands the importance of innovation and creativity in the business world.
Bieniek bases the art of inspired thinking on the visionary aspects of a leader. When you develop and lead your team with enthusiasm, passion, and vision, what you produce will be an extension of that. Whatever your business, people pay attention and notice these aspects. I think it's safe to say that more and more, people crave uniqueness and new experiences. So don't follow what others are doing. You have to be bold to stand out.
Not all business owners are open to the idea of replacing the old with the new, but in my experience as the owner and manager of multiple businesses, innovation equals success. And sometimes it requires adopting new or different methods depending on what best meets the needs of your customers. Making sure that you offer a product or service that meets the needs of your customers will keep you ahead of the competition. Prioritize this aspect of your business.
Don't be afraid of change
Part of the human condition is to protect ourselves, whether from a physical threat or, in the business world, a verbal one. Often when people hear the word change, it can trigger their fight or flight response. Change can be a terrifying notion, but without it, life as we know it would not exist. Change is normal, and the more you learn to embrace it, the more you'll have the upper hand. Standing out doesn't necessarily mean integrating the newest technologies into your business, but if it does, don't be afraid to explore uncharted waters. Especially if you're starting your entrepreneurial journey, don't follow a path that's already set for you. Create your own. And one thing Bieniek relies on is going for it without permission. Don't let others stop you from reaching your full potential for inspirational thinking.
How to Ignore the Skeptics and Achieve Your Goals
Throughout life, there will always be people who think that you cannot achieve your goals. However, it is important to remember that success and happiness are yours and depend solely on you. Don't let negative comments from others stop you on your path to success.
Instead of listening to the skeptics, focus on your strengths and what you want to achieve. We all have different skills and abilities, and it is important to take advantage of them to achieve our goals. Learn to trust yourself and your abilities, and don't let negative comments make you doubt yourself.
Also, it is important to surround yourself with positive and encouraging people who will support you and help you achieve your goals. Work hard and follow your dreams, no matter what others think. On the road to success, you will find people who support you and respect you, and that is what really matters.