Ask is the one important factor and the first step towards success.
- What would have happened if Newton never asked himself “Why did the apple fall down?”
- What would have happened if Henry Ford asked his potential customers “What do you want?”
- What would have happened if Richard Branson never asked himself why should he get into airline business?
- What would happen if no politician ever goes and asks for Votes?
This is not different in Entrepreneurship.
All that we need to do is Ask. Not everyone is interested in Equity for Investment. Few Investors come to you because of their passion. Few investors adore your idea, but might not be able to invest money, but they are ready to mentor you, write a business plan, make a connection etc. Few other investors might just want their name to be associated with your Idea. The list goes on.
When was the last time you asked anyone for Investment in your idea other than Money?
Monetary investment surely helps’s, but there are other investments which are more precious and help you build your idea.
Next time, ask for Investment from family/friends and strangers other than Money and see how it changes everything.