If he can sing opera, you can start a business

Latest posts by Rich Sloan (see all)

I recently saw a video at YouTube showing a socially awkward, British mobile telephone salesman singing his heart out. My first reaction, like so many of the other 20,000,000 people who downloaded the video, was goosebumps.

""Here’s the video of you want to watch it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e8mh2cUlbs

It dawned on me after the second time playing the video that if this unlikely character, with no previous experience nor formal training can become a renowned opera singer, I’m almost sure you can become an entrepreneur!

So, what did he do that you would have to do if you truly want to start and run your own business?

  1. He chose something he loved – you can tell he was passionate about the piece, "Nessun Dorma".
  2. He chose something he had a talent for – in our Life Planning advice, we always advise you to pursue something in which you have natural ability (among other things).
  3. He practiced – he became as good as he possibly could at that one thing.
  4. He showed up - he never would have had a shot at living his dream unless he took the bold risk of actually trying out for the competition.

If you ever had doubt about whether you can make the leap and become an entrepreneur, this mobile-phone-salesman-turned-opera-star should give you hope.



Previous Article

eBay Listing Fees Lowered For Media - A Milestone In Many Ways

Next Article

When to Get Small Business Group Health Insurance

Related Posts
personal finances
Read More

Managing Personal Finances When Starting a Business

As an entrepreneur, you know saving money is crucial. It can be tempting to throw all of your money into your newest venture, but doing so can risk heavy losses if it doesn’t take off. Even if your startup becomes an international success, you should still be keeping an eye on your funds. Managing your...
home-based businesses
Read More

The Value of Home-Based Businesses to Economic Recovery

The challenge of America’s economic recovery, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, is to spread it to every community – and especially those that have been historically excluded. The key to meeting that challenge is to appreciate the civic and economic value of an overlooked resource: home-based businesses. There are about 16 million home-based...
reinventing yourself
Read More

Reinventing Yourself? How Founders Got People to See Them Differently

Sometimes, to progress in business and in life, you need to reinvent yourself. These successful business founders and Advisors in The Oracles have been there. Here’s their advice on how to make people see you differently and respect you: 1. Do it in stages “If your reinvention plan includes getting a different job, first make a...
Read More

A Q&A with Ryan Close of Bartesian: Creating and Marketing a Game Changer

Bartesian started as a dream for Ryan Close. But in just a few years, his cocktail company had 975% year-over-year growth and more than $50 million in sales. The business is a media darling and has been featured in such publications as Forbes, Esquire, People and others. And not just every product lands on Oprah's...