09 Jan 2009

You aren’t very smart

Bill Gates is a smart man.Stephen Hawking is a genius.Are you as smart as these two men?Yes, you are.

Can you practice Theoretical Physics?

Can you program an operating system?

Probably not.

But, you can educate yourself to do whatever it is you want to do.

However, there are a variety of reasons not to chase your idea. Fear is a big one. Laziness is another. I have actually heard people say, “I’m not smart enough to have my own business.” What’s not smart enough is that statement. Of course you are smart enough to own your own business. Overcoming those barriers that stop you from implementing that business or idea will make you smart enough. Now, this isn’t some kind of pep talk or motivational speech that I am trying inspire you to “reach for the stars” and to make you feel good. (although I hope it does)

My point is that most innovative people have one important characteristic in common………Execution.

They have an idea that motivates them to do what: Act On It. That is the difference between success and mediocrity. The guts to move forward with your idea and pursue it with unwavering passion is what can make you a leader. And that is what will make you a success.

If that isn’t what you want, by all means, stick to the status quo. Work your 40 hours a week and collect your paycheck every two weeks. That is ok. Some people are satisfied with that. I am talking to those people who want to be remarkable. Who want to work on something fun and interesting. Who want to lead people and organizations.
This thing we call the internet has opened so many opportunities to people that boldly chase their ideas. The ideas are out there and you have had some.

Act on them.


Adam is a graduate of Colorado State University (bachelor’s degree in marketing), and he has experience on both the client and agency side of the marketing world. These experiences led him to come up with a unique, more efficient business model, which he’s incorporated into Encite Marketing. Adam sets the strategic direction for all Encite projects, developing integrated marketing campaigns that bring results. He takes a consultative approach with clients, educating them about how the process works, and keeping them in the loop about end goals, steps, and tasks.

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  1. Oh boy, you’re going to get some comments on this one!

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