How to Love
Your Older Products
The love and passion you feel for your new product can overwhelm you at first. Then, it can become lackluster and you find yourself wanting to focus all your time and energy on the next new and exciting venture. A business owner’s ideas are only as good as the execution surrounding them. Your creativity and passion should be focused on one product, and one alone. Here’s how you can continue to love the product you’re developing and selling for many years to come.
Truly Love Your Product
If you don’t love your product, you will lack the confidence to sell it. Potential buyers will sense a lukewarm feeling about a product or service if you aren’t passionate about it. When you love your product and feel that it provides excellent value (a combination of quality, price, and service), it is easy to be passionate.
Truly Love Your Current Project
It’s easy to get distracted by all the new potential projects you’ll find along the way. But if you let your mind wander to new opportunities, it may be a sign that you’re not in love with your current project.
While new opportunities may present themselves to you often, it can create confusion for you and your customers. Be sure to focus on one or two things, as more is not always better. Don’t let variety attract you, then distract you from following your goal.
Visualize that your product is on the market and selling well. Dream of how impactful it is and how it’s performing the way you always imagined. By thinking positively, you can begin to feel that original passion for your product and be able to focus on where you’re going.
Don’t be Blinded
Just because you love your product, doesn’t mean you should ever stop thinking about it with a rational mind. If you don’t put your brain and heart together, you can become separated from reality.
If you take a more objective view, you can ensure that your product is the best it can be. Once it’s developed and on the market, you’ll need innovative ideas on a regular basis to help market it. Always think a step ahead.
Your business should always be the apple of your eye; no one is disputing that. But that love and adoration shouldn’t blind you from reality. Every good parent knows his kid has a few faults. It’s up to you to determine whether those faults will define your product’s future.
This isn’t to say you shouldn’t push your product to market, but look ahead and be prepared first. For example, if you push a product to market after producing something else, you could find that your second product performs better over the first. This is especially true if that first product is under-engineered or unprepared for.
That second product may also not fit into your businesses’ vision. As an entrepreneur, you know it’s not just about the product; it’s about a genuine passion for the product and the desire to make a difference.
If you focus on too many products, you generally won’t see amazing results. Not only will you pull your team in many directions and increase the chances of subpar results, but you will also become good at many things, but not great at one thing.