When you're trying to change an industry in a big way, it's the only thing that will keep you going.
|Scooped by Rhonda Best|
As the Director of a disruptive business model I appreciate the tough road entrepreneurs travel when they want to create change. To stay focused my grit comes from speaking with my trusted advisors - those executives who continually challenge my thinking. Their input have helped me streamline my thinking and simplify a concept which was too loaded. Over time, I've discovered that it's important to have people who say it won't work around me - they help me critically revisit an idea and pivot based on the facts and past performance. My own growth wouldn't happen without them.
Lately too I've been reading two books which have shaped my thought process so much 'Smart Customers; Stupid Companies' by Michael Hinshaw and Bruce Kasanoff and 'Big Think Strategy' by Bernd Schmitt - they both offer great insight into how to listen to what customers really want and how to contest the status quo without going overboard with an idea. Use your grit to persevere as you convince others of the simple idea.
So as Will Smith said 'if we get on the treadmill together, there's two things: You're getting off first, or I'm going to die. It's really that simple'.
Stick with it folks we all have it in us to succeed.