You Are NOT Your Idea

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Don't quit your job until you watch this! 3D animation by André Kutscherauer Created by Bruce Kasanoff

Transcript of You Are NOT Your Idea

  • You have startup idea burning inside you.
  • You decide to give it a try.
  • You gather your courage
  • Quit your job
  • And take the leap!
  • Voila! Your idea is a company.
  • Meet your new boss:
  • But you still do not feel free.
  • You do not have any customers...
  • And your limited funds are disappearing fast.
  • You are scared.
  • So you decide to pivot.
  • Pivot is a fancy word for change your mind.
  • Your old job is gone. Your first idea failed. What now?
  • Hmmm.
  • You strap together some stuff
  • Rethink your plan
  • And get back on the horse.
  • You start to get a rhythm going.
  • Your second idea stirs to life.
  • But you are not having fun.
  • You used to feel like a slave to your employer.
  • Now you feel like a slave to your idea.
  • You hate feeling like a slave.
  • So you pivot once again.
  • It is two years later. You realize that a good idea is not enough.
  • Entrepreneurs need an idea that fits their personality and abilities.
  • You may not be a 24/7 entrepreneur.
  • Maybe you are better suited to a clever little idea.
  • One that gives you real freedom, and still enough income.
  • Before you jump into a startup, take a hard look at yourself.
  • You are NOT your idea.
  • Credits All visuals by Andre Kutscherauer From his short film Selfillumination Created by Bruce Kasanoff