Curios mind is what pushes you to ask why that and not this. Startup journey requires a founder to keep on asking questions to create solutions and find ways for moving forward in conquering markets. You cannot develop as person if you don’t keep on asking, why this and not that. Asking is part of creativeness and help the entrepreneur see the world in a different angle, it propels new market and creates products and service which did not exist before. Embarking on a journey of creating a startup requires a curios mind in order to keep on navigating through the unknown world of business.
Before starting the journey of creating the business there are reflective questions you need to ask yourself.
You need find out whether you are ready to work on the startup for the next decade. Don’t jump into a startup if you think by starting the startup you will become rich in couples of years to come by selling the business. Not every business get lucky to be sold within the couple of years after being started, if you think you will be able to sell the business within the couple of next few years you might be frustrated if you don’t get a buyer. Jump into startup if you are passionate and ready to make the startup part of life long journey.
Ask yourself what are your strengths. This will help you gauge whether you are ready to embark on startup journey or you will have to wait for a couple of years to develop the skills or bring in a cofounder to compliment your weakness. Although you might have a great idea, know your strengths because you might compromise your success because of lack of skills.
Know the kind of certification you need before starting your startup. If you are in services industry you might require certifications in order to present yourself as a competent professional. Find out what is needed by the local authority before you launch your startup. You should set the required documents in order to avoid brushing up with authority, or getting a shock rude from the market because you luck the accreditation.
Ask yourself what is your plan. Create a plan and start working toward your destiny. Visualize you destiny and map the way to get where you are going on a piece of paper.
Stay reflective throughout the journey and keep on asking yourself,
- What is working and what is not working?
- What need to be changed?
- What have you achieved or accomplished so far?
- What are the lessons have you learned?
- Have the goals changed or do you have the same goals?
- What do you need to keep on learning?
- Are there things you are doing that are sabotaging your success?
- Do you need to start doing something differently?
- What do you have to keep on doing and what do you need to stop doing?
- What is your next step?
Curiosity broadens the mind and redefines the future by finding ways to continue improving. Business is a process of improvement and the solutions of yesterday may not be applicable in today’s environment. Building a startup is a game of broadening the mind and defining the future. You cannot win without a curiosity mind; the journey of up to where you are is because of curios mind. Keep on asking, and ask powerful question to unveil the genius beneath you and redefine unknown.
Be like Walt Disney who said, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
Why you need to stay curious is because
- Curious mind make your mind active instead of passive.
- Curiosity makes your mind observant of new ideas
- You will be opening new world and possibility through curiosity.
- Curiosity brings excitement in your life.
Take the following steps to develop curiosity,
- Keep an open mind
- Don’t take things for granted
- Keep on asking questions
- Don’t label anything boring
- See learning is fun process
- Read widely