The power of doing things differently

“The biggest problem is getting beyond the “you can’t” syndrome. The moment you figure that out, you’re on your way to flying.” --- These are the words of Bill Drayton, CEO and Founder of Ashoka the pioneer of the social entrepreneurship movement. Every entrepreneur will encounter challenges and problems to be solved on their business journey to success, but the trick is to see those challenges as an invitation to be creative. It requires a can-do attitude, combined with an ability to see and do things differently, and a desire to make use of existing skills, ingenuity and resources and find a solution. Entrepreneurs by their very nature are driven, persistent and open to new opportunities and ways of thinking, so the word ‘can’t’ is not in their vocabulary. Instead it is seen as a direct challenge to find an interesting idea that can provide the solution. So today, if you are facing a new hurdle or challenge on your own business journey, see it as an opportunity to try a new approach or to revolutionise the way things are currently done.