No one is an island. No one can build anything worthwhile completely on their own.
The most influential people past and present knew this: Ghandi created a wave of monumental support simply by sharing a vision; Paul Simon’s songs while brilliantly written could not have had the impact they had without Art Garfunkel’s angelic voice; George Lucas could not have created the massive hit film series that was Indiana Jones without the help of Steven Spielberg. These are just a few examples off the top of my head (I’m sure you can think of many more great examples as well).
The same idea that nothing can be accomplished by one person alone is well known in business: Andrew Carnegie was the biggest proponent of this philosophy. Whilst you may have heard the name and that he was extremely wealthy, to truly understand how he created that wealth I would highly recommend reading “How to Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. A great book that everyone should read if they want to do well in whatever field they wish to pursue. In fact it should be part of the education reading list in our schools.
I once read that “a man with a new idea is called a crank until that idea catches on”.
How many times have you had someone approach you with their great idea?
Yeah me too.
But hang on, there must be some great ideas out there because I read daily about people who are sharing other’s skills and ideas on how to make fortunes with ‘this’ system or ‘that’ system and are willing to share it with others. Commercial value aside (be aware of anyone saying “This is The Next Big Thing!” or “Everyone gets rich with this…”), networking is how business is being done now in the world and is the way it will be carried out in the future. Ignore it at your peril!
Working from home is no exception. No matter what line of business you are in, whether someone approached you or you looked for it, the business idea originated in someone’s imagination somewhere in the world. A ‘crank’ with a new idea. To truly succeed that crank is looking for help to make their vision a reality. That’s how success is created.
Here’s to your success with your new idea; here’s to your success listening to a great idea. And remember the adventure really starts when it is shared.