Should every aspiring entrepreneur think this way? Steve Jobs shaped the world because he believed in his abilities to change the life around him. Here are his words.
“When you grow up, you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. But that’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact. And that is that everything around you that you call life, was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it. You can influence it. You can build your own things that other people can use. The minute that you understand you can poke life and something will pop out the other side, that’s maybe the most important thing.”
The message in his words is beyond powerful: know that you too can impact the world around you.
So, how does it work? First, you listen to your intuition and gather solid market research data about the problem you want to solve or the desire you want to satisfy.
When you are crystal clear about an existing opportunity, start developing skills until you can create your own products and services that other people can use.
To develop skills, you can study university programmes, take online courses, read books, attend topic-relevant events, seminars, and workshops, and practise by offering free services and products until you are confident that you can deliver what you promise.
For example, my voice coach Carly Bergey began her career years ago by completing graduate level studies and a certification as a speech language pathologist, by reading countless books on voice and communication, and by working alongside experts in her field over ten years. Today, she is an established voice coach and helps entrepreneurs and other professionals to optimise vocal quality and presence.
Once you initiate your professional development, it might take one or two years until you see the first results of your hard work but when your action is consistent and massive enough, then there will be an equally strong reaction.
Trust the process and always remember that you too have the ability to shape the world.