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It Does Not Matter What Your Peers Think: Short-Hub #1

Updated on May 12, 2015

Allow me to introduce to you a new style of Hub... The Short-Hub

I am putting together this series of short-hubs to empower budding entrepreneurs to find the motivation they need which is often missing to go public with their ideas.

I found, when I was first tiptoeing into the entrepreneurial lifestyle, it was daunting telling people about my ideas and in fact, my first few ventures went unnoticed by almost everybody around me and it was only last year I started becoming more and more public about my ideas and ventures.

Just break free...
Just break free...

Overcoming the boundaries set for you by your peers...

I used to be so afraid of what people thought, scared of being told "That's a bad idea"...

But let me tell you, I've been told "That's a bad idea" so many times that if I even listened just once, I'd never be where I am today.

So I never told anybody about what I was doing, I kept my entrepreneurialship private and it was a lonely, self-depreciating world. But now, now I know I have so many bad ideas, but the ones I go through with are good. I know the difference between a good and bad idea and let me tell you, your peers don't.

Simply because your friends and family are not you, just because they think it's a bad idea usually means that they haven't got the mental capacity to come up with or carry out the ideas themselves.

The point is, that in reality the only person who knows what you are capable of is yourself. No doctor or psychologist can get into your head deep enough to tell you what you are capable of.

You have your own boundaries. It is entirely down to you to expand them.

In other words, if you have an idea and you think it's a good idea, it probably is. Grab it by the horns and run with it, just know when to let go if need be.


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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Great short hub Andrew. Good advice here. Too many people are frightened to take a risk and trust in their own instincts. You are right when you say your family and peers often have no idea what you are capable of and can't see through your eyes. So i you have an idea that feels right to you, go for it. Voted up.

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      Andrew Hill 

      3 years ago from Leicester, United Kingdom

      Very much so, Jacob.

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      Jacob K 

      3 years ago

      Andrew, I'm curious as to how hubpages earnings has treated you? I'm new to hubpages. Is it worth my entrepreneurial time and spirit?

    • AndrewHil93 profile imageAUTHOR

      Andrew Hill 

      3 years ago from Leicester, United Kingdom

      Thank you. Andrew.

      You should see the comments I have on my other hubs: and the Comping 101

      Apparently, you can't help others without scamming them, even though I ask for NOTHING... :\

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      3 years ago

      No matter what somebody tells you, your aren't spamming, you are making a profit! That's the most important thing on the world! Who cares what your peers think? Only poor people, that's who!


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