Doctor’s Orders: Take One Risk before Bed Each Day
At Fire Bee, we are all about recommending and implementing marketing ideas based on a making-deep-connections philosophy. That philosophy suggests a product or service should be experienced in order to best spread the word.
Practically speaking, in order to be effective, it is part education and part emotional and all about connecting and not just ‘communicating.’
So whether you’re trying to reach one person or a million, our approach helps you form those connections using whatever marketing idea or tactic is best for the situation.
Oh, also. With this focus on connecting with the right people, we don’t really worry about how many competitors you have or current trends (which many people use as excuses) because deep connections are deep connections. You either develop them or you don’t. When it works, connections are sustaining and the brand thrives.
Therefore we seek connection opportunities regardless of whether it is online, offline or face to face.
Well it’s pretty simple.
No awe-worthy life ever resulted from playing it safe. Even taking one small risk can completely change the course of your life. Something as simple as picking up the phone and asking someone for an opportunity or to have lunch with you. So why not take one risk each day – and actually achieve a a few of your dreams?
You may be pushing off the big risk you’d like to take because you’ve created an internal dialogue of fear. That big risk can seem much less scary if you look at it from a worst-case scenario. If you take that risk, what’s the worst that can happen? It doesn’t work out? That’s not so bad, is it?
One of the awesome things about risk taking is that it gets easier with each one you take. Your confidence will build. You’ll begin to realize rejection isn’t so bad, and neither is failure. Because with each rejection and each failure, your skin will thicken and you’ll become smarter and more fearless. You’ll learn what not to do next time. If you play it safe, doing the same things over and over, you can’t expect growth.
I leave you all with one of my favorite quotes:
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie
Now buzz off bees.