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Prepare For Rejection On The Road To Innovation!

Updated: Jun 7


Feb 16th is Innovation Day, and I’ll be taking this time to put my creative power to good use!

For those who don't know, 'Innovation' is when you “create a new method, idea or product”.

It doesn't have to change the world;

it can streamline your life, business or one activity that you do.

If you are wanting to make small improvements, innovation is easy!

Here’s my advice:

Stop the pattern of just doing ‘the thing’ because “that’s the way it’s always done”, and start to think about how you can get a great result in a different way.

You’ll be surprised at what you come up with!

If you are a big idea’s person and like thinking of concepts that don’t just come together overnight, I have a tip for you!

Strap yourself in to get rejected!!


It’s a harsh reality that creative thinkers get rejected often.

When you innovate, sometimes your ideas won't be taken seriously at first.

If you work for someone else, your ideas may even be rejected MULTIPLE times.

But it’s important not to give up!

A man named Steve Wozniak pitched to his employer (HP computers) 3 times about an idea he had about creating a product the world had never seen before….

The PC (Personal Computer).

He was rejected each time.

He later went on to build the world’s first PC with Apple and his net worth is said to be over $15 million.

Crazy right!! Persistence is key!

My favourite rejection story comes from a man named Ferruccio, who built tractors in the 1950’s.

He was so innovative he created tractors out of abandoned war machines left behind in the aftermath of WWII.

Eventually he became a millionaire and bought himself his DREAM CAR….

A Ferrari!

One day he was lucky enough to meet Enzo Ferrari (the Founder of Ferrari) and he said to him;

‘I love your cars, but Ferrari’s have such a terrible clutch. Don’t worry, I know how to fix it though!”

Enzo’s response was savage…

“You may be able to drive a tractor, but not a Ferrari. You stick to making trucks, I’ll stick to making cars”

What makes this story so legendary though is Ferruccio’s full name….

Ferruccio Lamborghini

I’m guessing you can guess what he created next!

So whether you are trying to streamline your admin processes at work or you are dreaming of changing the world with your next idea, remember to never give up!

If you liked this Weekly Reminder, comment below with a game changing idea that someone should invent!

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