Taken from our Newbury Event, Simon shares his advice on why you shouldn’t just be in it for the money. You work better doing what you love.
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Just to help you think this through, I’ve got a little analogy for you to think about. Think about someone who’s excited about being a published author. Okay, so they’re thinking, I’d love to have a book, that Scotland, we’ve got a book in us write a book with our name on the front and that be on sale in Waterstones or whatever, they get excited about the fact I could have my book, wouldn’t it be cool? What they’re not so excited about is that they have to write 2000 words every day, for 12 months before they can actually have the book because there’s got to be something to go in the book, no one’s gonna buy a book, it’s quite a lovely cover, there’s nothing in it. But the point of this is that, to get the end thing, you have to do something every day to get it. If the doing something every day is gonna make you happy, the chances of you getting there, good, you might be on the right track. Remember, we said the start today, do what you love doing. It’s not just about loving the end bit. It’s loving the things that you have to do every day. So when it comes to the to many ideas, but when you’re thinking, which is the one that I’d go for those businesses, just a reminder, those businesses that pick the one they think they can make money out of don’t last as long as those people that think I actually enjoy doing this. I love this more than anything else that I do. That’s probably the one that I need to have a go out and have a go at it. And you can always change your mind later. Does that make sense? So just when you think if you’re someone that’s whose head looks like this, not like this, that? I mean, this bit, then, you know, trying to think about which is the one that you go with? My advice would be is to start thinking about which of the ones you’re going to actually enjoy doing. I have business ideas all the time. I’m sure you do, too. I had an idea for a double headed showerhead. I’m going to tell you how I came up with that idea. I think that’s a really cool idea. I’d love to have that idea. Do I want to do the work every single day to develop a two headed Well, actually, no, I don’t know I don’t want to do. I’m not a plumber. I’d like to test that. I’m not interested in making things out of metal to go in the bathroom. It was an idea. That’s a really cool idea. Most ideas that you have really cool ideas that should stay ideas. Some of them actually the ones that make you go I’m really excited to do this every day. That’s the one the one that’s the clue that I should pick to make progress on.