I’ve come to see that some people operate on FOMO — Fear of Missing Out — to leverage the advancement of their career, or in selling their products or services.
What I know — and you do, as well — is that when someone tries to cause a decision based on fear, the best thing to do is walk away.
Unfortunately, it is sometimes hard to do that, particularly when you believe your choice is life or death, success or failure.
I’ve come to realize that no matter how big you become, you could never capture every single customer, even if you wanted to. Some customers are not a fit, some you don’t want, and some will never want what you are selling.
My goal today is to help you think about operating from the space of plenty. There is much more in the world to be offered than I can personally offer to one group, one institution, or one community. The more of us there are, the better we will be.
It doesn’t mean that you can’t or shouldn’t protect your intellectuals or your work, it just means that there is more out there in the world to share. Operating from the thought of If I don’t capture this I will lose out — if I miss this the world will end is not in your best interest.
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Faris Alami is Founder and CEO of International Strategic Management, Inc. (ISM). He works internationally, presenting Exploring Entrepreneurship Workshops and other entrepreneurial ecosystem — related ventures.