Ross Campbell en beBee in English, Entrepreneurs, Startups 8/11/2016 · 1 min de lectura · 1,1K

HOW FAILING TO EXECUTE MADE ME A BETTER PERSON AND ENTREPRENEUR

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…..


Thanks for reading!

Ross


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Ross Campbell Hace 6 d · #10

#9 I really have no idea, Keith. I wish you well with your venture and you have the confidence and belief to go for it, which is great. Me personally, don't know enough about your market and it's outwith my areas of business. I hope it's successful for you. Keep me updated. Best regards, Ross

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Keith Bare Hace 7 d · #9

@Ross Campbell When you think you are too early??? Do you delay?? Postpone?? Or full speed ahead??? My idea of turning water into energy and powering the world??? Am I too early?? Or too Scared??? Will BIG OIL squish me like a bug??? Big Oil killed the electric car the first time, will they kill the Hydrogen Car???

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Ross Campbell Hace 7 d · #8

#5 Good point Chas and I feel that's why me and most others just get on with it. Maybe it's wrong, maybe it's right. You could connect most products, apps etc.. back to something else. Either a replica or influenced/inspired by... My attitude is they executed and I didn't so... good luck to them 😀

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Ross Campbell Hace 7 d · #7

#4 We seem to think along the same lines, Robert. I think it has just become an accepted part of life and business these days. And that's sad. For me, if 'my developer' went ahead with it, I have no ill feelings towards him. And maybe that proves your point. Thanks for reading, Robert. Look forward to interacting with you more 👍

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Ross Campbell Hace 7 d · #6

#2 Thanks a lot, Irene 😀🐝 Even though we all know this, sometimes we just don't do it! And there's usually a price to pay or lesson to learn... Thanks for taking the time to read, Irene, and thanks for sharing 😀 Have a great day and look forward to getting to know you more. Best, Ross.

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Chas Wyatt Hace 7 d · #5

#4 @Robert Cormack, it could be said that Zuckerberg stole the idea from the Winklevoss twins, but, it is in reality just a digital version of the old high school yearbooks idea, much in the same way as Craigslist is the digital equivalent of Classified Ads.

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Robert Cormack Hace 7 d · #4

I enjoyed this @ Ross Campbell. You learned something and moved on. What I can't understand is the lack of ethics today. Someone steals something and everyone shrugs. Didn't Zuckerberg steal the Facebook idea? Yet he's glorified and held up as a model to young people. Nobody calls him a thief. Nobody asks the question "Why would anybody steal someone else's idea?" Nobody reacts because the end goal is money. Make an app, sell an app, you're a success. I guess that's just the way it is.

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Irene Hackett Hace 7 d · #2

Perfect @Ross Campbell - execution is always the key! Sharing this!

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