HOW FAILING TO EXECUTE MADE ME A BETTER PERSON AND ENTREPRENEUR
Around four years ago at the start of my entrepreneurial journey, I thought I had a great idea for an app. It turns out I did.
I had that little voice in my head saying, this idea would work.. this app would make money… I was sure of it. I had that gut feeling.
So, I got in touch with an app developer, who gave me a quote. Back then developing an app was quite an expensive venture! I paid a deposit and he started working on some wireframes. I started surveying potential users and preparing marketing materials etc…
Then…. I stopped. I didn’t follow through. I was still sure it was a great idea but for different reasons I didn’t execute. Investing so much money in something I had no experience of doing scared me. A lack of belief in my idea and myself. And so on…
Fast forward 6 months and whilst looking through the app store… Yep, you’ve guessed it, ‘my’ idea. Tens of thousands of downloads at $1.99 plus some serious ad revenue from the Lite version I’d imagine.
I was surprised by my reaction. Seeing this made me happy. Almost ecstatic.
It proved to be a turning point in my life, both as a person and an entrepreneur.
It confirmed that I do have ideas that could generate serious revenue. It gave me more confidence in myself. It gave me more belief in my future as an entrepreneur.
It also made me realize that when you have that little feeling inside that just won’t go away, the thoughts that tell you this idea will work, you have to execute. You must follow through.
This experience gave me a greater respect for my fellow entrepreneurs. The people who released the app in question believed in themselves enough to take the risk. They invested the money, put in the work and it paid off big time. They followed through. They executed and that should be admired and respected.
And most of all, this little episode really hit home that the rewards are out there. But only for those who execute.
So what about you? Do you have that gut feeling that just won’t go away? That feeling that your idea will work? That little voice in your head telling you to just go for it?
Then do it. Trust in yourself and your idea and follow through. Execute.
If you don’t, you will never get the rewards.
Do it. Don’t wait til you see ‘your’ idea in the app store…..
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