Are you afraid to say no to a promising business idea?

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates at the fifth D: All ...
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The other day I saw a quote from Steve Jobs that got me thinking about how it is just as important to say no to some business ideas as it is to say yes to others. The quote:

“I am just as part of the 1,000 things we didn’t do, as I am of the things we did.” – Steve Jobs

In today’s new economy flooded with freelancers, part timers and consultants, there are many more ways to make an income than in the past. Technology, especially the Internet, has paved the way or open up the way to business opportunities that weren’t available just a few years ago. In this marketplace, you have a growth of marketing Wolverines who will incessantly try to push their business ideas your way. I’m not just talking about, artists and shysters here but also the well-meaning who believe that what they are offering is in your genuine interest. You only need to think of the diet supplements and the income-making claims associated with them to recognise how forcibly these schemes are pitched and promoted. Continue reading “Are you afraid to say no to a promising business idea?”