You might have seen that this month on our blog, posts have been about how entrepreneurs are breaking the rules.
From adopting a profit-first approach to acting as a beginner to taking action regardless of their fears entrepreneurs are always busting misconceptions about how to be successful when it comes to building a personal brand.
What we haven’t discussed yet is the reason why some of the top entrepreneurs seem to be breaking the rules.
You may think that you already know to obtain different outcomes do you think? To gain recognition or recognition for their revolutionary concepts?
Well, yes. Sometimes. However, that’s just one aspect of it. The reason for breaking the rules is simpler…and far more complicated.
There Are No Rules to Bocme Successful Entrepreneurs
I believe we all recognize this, and honestly, however, we don’t would ever really believe that. In the end, there need to be some rules that we must follow, don’t you think? There must be some authoritative source telling us what we’re “supposed” to do in business, so that if someone is doing something different that it is reported on in the press.
The Matrix is back! The Matrix all over again you guys. There’s no spoon and there aren’t any rules. Once you have found your tribe, you will achieve anything you wish and however you’d like.
I’m serious. There are entrepreneurs enjoying success as professional cuddlers as reading coaches to literate people, and as movers of snow. Are you sure that these folks would have been able to start an enterprise that is successful if they had followed the guidelines?
It’s the same for you.
In fact, I’d say that the harder rules you can identify and follow the less likely you’re to ever be successful in your business.
Do not misunderstand: you must not come up with a bizarre unusual idea to be able to claim “not following the rules.” It does not matter what type of business you’d like it to develop What I want you to know is that you need to create your business in your way. Even even if there were rules (which there aren’t in the least! ) They wouldn’t apply to you.
Entrepreneurs:Well, What Do I Do Now?
I understand the reason why rules are an attractive concept. They make you feel secure when thinking about a significant decision, such as creating or expanding your business. It’s positive to know that if you adhere to the rules, you’ll be assured of success.
For better, or for worse it’s not the case, and it will never be true, dear readers. Nobody who has ever achieved beyond their wildest hopes was able to achieve it by sitting and asking, “What do the rules say about this?” Do you think Steve Jobs or Jeff Bezos not knowing or caring about how others were doing?
That means that the next time you’re weighing an important decision, there are no benefits to researching “What should I do about X?” or “What did [insert famous entrepreneur here] do about Y?” You’ll get a lot of excellent information about the things that other people have done. It may be useful for inspiration and context however, I would caution you not to do what they’ve done only since they’ve already done it or written about it.
They’ve discovered a method that is working for them, and that’s great, but this doesn’t even come near to predicting the level of results you can expect from the same method.
Instead, consider this alternative: whenever you have to decide, simply take it. This will become your standard.
Too easy? It’s the exact point!
It is the only method to be comfortable with choices is to be able to make decisions that are based on your own experience. The more you develop this muscle, the faster you’ll become the leader you’d like to be within your industry. Furthermore, if you’re relying on another’s “rules” to make those decisions for you, you’re not creating your own company anymore. They’re building yours.
A Thought Experiment
When you next read an article that talks about somebody “breaking the rules,” consider what the reason for the rule was at the time. I’ve done this several times which is funny because you’ll be able to see quickly that they aren’t there. When Bezos established Amazon did the company’s rule read, “Don’t create an online company?” Absolutely no, Although his tale is often told in that manner. The rule wasn’t in place since the context wasn’t there.