Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire!

The world is moving too fast to waste time proving that your instincts are right.

If you’ve had success, go with your gut!

It’s always true that where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Unfortunately, some people require proof of the fire when we can all smell the smoke.

It’s not smart.

Whether it’s Triberr, Klout, or the next big thing, great leaders and entrepreneurs trust their instincts and move full speed ahead.

That’s what Steve Jobs did, and we all know how that turned out.

Don’t wait for the fire.  It will be too late!

Have a great night!


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Published by Aaron Biebert

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13 comments on “Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire!”

  1. Maybe it’s just me, but I say let ’em get burned.

    The successful ______________ (business owner, leader, entrepreneur, etc) just knows when something is right or not right.

    Oh yeah, you may get nervous. You may wonder if you are doing the right thing. You may get butterflies in the pit of your stomach.

    But you gotta get “fired up.” You gotta get excited about what you are doing and where you are going. Nobody wants to follow someone who shuffles along like the weight of the world in on their backs. (If I may create an analogy from one of my daughters storybooks… nobody wants to hang out with Eyeore. But everybody wants to hang out with Tigger).

    1. Thanks for the comment James. I don’t usually want anyone to get burned, but after my Klout post this week I might be ready. ;-)

      Your words are true. You must be fast, brave, and fired up to lead. Otherwise you’re just a follower.

  2. Hi Aaron!
    Just one thing to add. I’m trying to overcome the habit of letting urgency be my motivator. You’re right that the idea itself has a life of it’s own if you have the courage to loan it your hands and feet. I do tend to jump in quickly AFTER I identify a need instead of just following my gut and letting the need show up later. By then someone else is usually quite a few steps ahead of where I could have been.

    1. Hi Betsy! I think we all get caught in the “need first” trap sometimes. In many ways we live in a deadline culture and it’s common to see any of us reacting instead of proactively going where we think we should be.

      Follow your guts Betsy! :-)

      Thanks for the comment.

  3. Preach it Aaron!

    I find that, the more people think your ideas are crazy and “will never work”, the more successful and remarkable they really are. Conformity and complacency will kill your potential.

    I can’t tell you how many of things I’ve thought of in and out, only to let a negative nelly stop me from really following through… But I don’t hate. It was my fault and I own up to it!

    Still, it stings when I see something on the Internet and I think to myself, “That was my idea.. Darn it!”

    Needless to say, those are hard lessons learned. ;o)

    1. Yomar, thank you brother. :-)

      I agree. The crazy ideas are the lucrative ones. Never let others discourage you just because it’s “Never Been Done Before”.

      We’ve all let it bother us. That’s why I wrote it. A good reminder to me too.

  4. Had opposition to a marketing effort that no one in my field had previously done. It led to several deals in a short time and a tremendous response from existing customers. Initially it was met with skepticism and doubt. Enjoyed the article/post. Thanks!
    -GabrielBensimon.com, Home Loan Expert

  5. Instincts are a fantastic thing. However, I think they should be tempered with knowledge. A little testing in a new market or idea can save you a lot of wasted time and money! So I think we should test a little first, then go full steam ahead.

    1. Jeffry, I hear you loud and clear. Sometimes a “little” testing may be smart. However, when it turns into a lot of testing, many people miss out.

      Also, note that I qualified my statement by saying “if you’ve had success”. I don’t think someone should trust their gut if they have no experience with a topic or industry.

      Thanks for the additional perspective. I appreciate it!

  6. Aaron: I would like to join your “Real Estate Warriors” tribe on triberr. I think my megamastery.com site would be a good addition to the tribe, along with my near 2,000 twitter followers.

    What do you think?

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