These days, if you have a vision, there are infinite opportunities to make a real difference. It doesn’t matter if it’s a business idea, or something else, the chance of helping people and providing an endless supply of opportunity for them to make their mark is better than ever!
Despite this, a lot of people believe that abundance, wealth, or chances to succeed in life are very limited. What is even worse, and even more disturbing, there is the thought that if one person succeeds, another must fail.
This might be true, where the limiting thoughts of management in a small company stifle opportunities. Having said that, the world is a big place, and there are opportunities to be created from ideas to help people without them getting hurt in the process. In fact, these ideas are uplifting and enhance another person’s life.
Here is a great example of how you can enhance success and create opportunity from just an idea:
Prince Harry from the United Kingdom had an idea to create an event for army personnel and veterans who are sick or injured. Having been on the front line himself, Prince Harry wanted to give something back. He thought of and instigated the Invictus Games, creating a massive opportunity for these people to find a purpose in their life. This is how Wikipedia describes the games:
The Invictus Games are an international Paralympic-style multi-sport event, created by Britain’s Prince Harry, in which wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and their associated veterans take part in sports including wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, and indoor rowing.
Prince Harry’s idea grew until he got his wish. 2016 sees the second international Invictus Games and they are a resounding success. The opportunity didn’t end there though. On the back of all this, some businesses also benefit because of one person’s great idea. Yes, Prince Harry is highly influential because of his status in the world, being a member of the UK Royal Family, but that doesn’t mean that these ideas are limited to the few.
Business Ideas Offer Infinite Opportunities Too.
You can put ideas into a business model too. Remember that you must have a product or service that is going to help your customer. It must be of a specific need for that person, or it’s of no use. You have a list of benefits to a customer to buy your product or use your service in order to help them. This is not harming them, but designed to enhance their lives in some way.
Of course, when you start a business, there will be competition. This is not a bad thing because it keeps you “on your game”. Think about this – when someone starts a business, do they actually take anything from a competitor? I doubt it. Any ethical business will market their product showing its own benefit and let the people decide.
If you believe your competition is a problem, it will be. This is limited thinking, so don’t get caught up in that. Being successful doesn’t mean you have to stress about the others, it means you concentrate on being the best YOU can be. Connecting with people and serving them to the best of your ability is your biggest asset.
Don’t waste time on bad thoughts. Coexistence with your competitor is healthy. In fact you could become friends, and learn from them. There are infinite opportunities in the world for everyone.
This should be your mantra:
- Observe your competition
- Learn from mistakes
- When possible, copy any and all successes.
It’s a good idea to have a notebook, or a means of writing down any ideas you may have. You can use a good old fashioned notepad, or use something like Evernote or a text app on your phone to make notes. It’s a good idea to have these with you even when on a break. When you relax away from it all, you can come up with great ideas because you’re not focused on everything so strongly, so take advantage of these.
In this world of infinite opportunities, everyone has their own niche. Cultivate yours and help it to grow. Always think how you can “help” people to enhance their lives and look forward to a successful and fulfilling life.