031: Good vs. Great When Creating Something New

This week we are talking about good vs great when creating something new. When you think about success, Pablo Picasso has a really good saying “Good artists borrow, great artists steal.” So why is it when we look at the best ideas, they derive from something right in front of us?

I’m going to throw out a couple of companies, I want you to think about how they came about.

MySpace versus Facebook.
eBay, versus Amazon.
Napster versus iTunes.
Craigslist, versus Facebook marketplace.
And Yellow Cab versus Uber.

So what do they all have in common? Well, the first companies had the idea. And the second companies made it better.

So is there ever an original idea? To create something new and original, it probably came from your experiences, surroundings, motivation, upbringing, and mood. I mean, we hear how artists utilize other substances to create something original. The reality is, everything around you can be an inspiration to create the next big thing.

And on a side note, I’m not advocating for using other substances. I personally recommend coming at it from solving a problem. If you come at it from how much money I can make, and then I’ll buy XYZ, it seldom turns into something. A value that really helps anyone other than yourself.

I’d like to tell you a little bit if you haven’t heard how The Success Finder came about and its original idea. My original idea came to me when I’m at my first destination mastermind. I listened to these amazing teachers—Steve Sims, Gerard Adams, Ronsley Vas, Zac Benson, and it was hosted by Travis Chappell.

I took tiny glimpses of what had made each of their companies successful. I realized my own fortune and actually investing in myself through the right mastermind. Remember, I said the right mastermind, as you really know, who you are, what you’re paying for, and what the results are supposed to be. I saw the problem that so many people could get taken advantage of, of the next big thing, and knew that there had to be a better way to know who you should be learning from. The way you, yourself are able to stand up, show up, and most importantly, level up.

So tell me, what interests you? These are my thoughts. I’d love to hear yours as well.

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