Everything is FIGURE-OUT-ABLE - Marie Forleo
Zimnovators is a platform where we profile young successful Zimbabwean innovators. The intention was to inspire the ordinary Zimbabwean to start their own business. I found while working on this project that I myself was inspired by the sheer determination of the profiled innovators, against all odds. It just reminded me that it would be a tragedy if any person did not have the courage to follow their dreams of starting a business.
While listening to Marie Forleo, I heard her say the most amazing thing - "Everything is figure-out-able" This is the very reason why you should start your business today. This is the alternative mindset that can make you a successful entrepreneur.
Here are some examples for you to take a look at.
1. Your problem: Financing your business
Example Solution: If you find yourself without enough money for your business idea you could work for it an save, borrow from your friend, bootstrap or even barter trade.
Further reading on solutions, click here.
2. Your problem: What business to start
Example solution: Maybe you have money but do not have any business ideas, you could look at your passions, your skills or look at your community and figure out how to make something easier. You could even be an investor in other people's visions.
Further reading on solutions, click here or here.
3. Your problem: Fear of failure.
Example solution: You could hold on to your day job until it starts generating the income that you are comfortable with. You could also develop your entrepreneur mindset by studying more about entrepreneurship or getting a mentor.
"You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win." -Zig Ziglar
I could write a thick book with reasons not to start a business and ways to deal with those obstacles. The point is you have to realize there is not one obstacle you cannot handle. There is always a solution, an alternative. That is why you must start your business and start it today.
Vongai C Mudzamba
Co-Founder Zimbabwe Entrepreneur Zone
I am and always will be inspired to inspire.