Dialogue: The Key to Innovation

Written by Kim Green-Spangler

In many ways, today's Internet businesspeople are completely on their own. For some people,repparttar lack of bosses, employees and co-workers is one ofrepparttar 117281 reasons why they chose to enter e-commerce inrepparttar 117282 first place. Certainly, being able to chart your own path and taking responsibility for your own destiny are admirable goals.

There are some downsides to being on your own, however. One ofrepparttar 117283 largest problems I have seen with Internet businesses is a lack of "innovative dialogue." That is, I believe that communication with others is a useful (and perhaps necessary) ingredient for creating new, innovative ideas.

I'm not saying that a person can't have a "flash of inspiration," like Newton getting hit onrepparttar 117284 head with his famous apple. What I am saying is that when we share our ideas with friends, family, or colleagues, we often come up with even more ideas we had never thought of before.

Literary theorists call this "dialogism" -- I call it our need to share with each other. That'srepparttar 117285 best part of being part of a community -- we can share our ideas with each other, combine them, modify them, and perhaps come up with something spectacular.

But, how do you do this when you are an Internet entrepreneur on your own? Well, apart from hiring some employees to talk to, or bringing partners in torepparttar 117286 business, here are a few ways to find community and dialogue onrepparttar 117287 Net:

* Join a discussion board. Many discussion boards are set up to allow businesspeople to share ideas with each other. By becoming a contributing member, you can uncover some great ideas and pass along your own expertise as well. The key here is to be a FULL member -- that is, someone who is willing to read and understand other people's posts, and is not just interested in promoting their own point of view.

Home Business And The "Fight or Flight" Response

Written by Douglas Arias

By: Douglas Arias www.homeworksolutions.info

So, you have an idea for a home-based business. The road to success lies before you like an open highway waiting to carry you and your idea torepparttar horizon and beyond. The light is green andrepparttar 117280 competition is taking off so why are you still sitting there with your foot onrepparttar 117281 brake, a white-knuckled grip onrepparttar 117282 wheel and, sweat rolling down your brow? Your only getting older, but you tell yourself ďIíll wait until I have more moneyĒ or ďI should wait until I have more timeĒ. The fact is, youíre scared! Thatís right! Youíre scared! I know because I went throughrepparttar 117283 same thing. Youíve told everyone your big plan and your afraid of looking like a fool if you fail. Iím right arenít I? Thatís why your still sitting there dreaming of working at home instead of making it happen. Donít feel bad. Fear is a natural response when failure is a real possibility. And it is. You might fail! There! I said it and I have done it! I failed several times before finally finding something that I enjoy doing while making a small part-time income atrepparttar 117284 same time. I currently operate an affiliate web site and I am happy withrepparttar 117285 progress I have made. Was it easy? No, it wasnít. My wife was critical ofrepparttar 117286 whole idea and I canít blame her since all of my previous endeavors were doomed for failure fromrepparttar 117287 start. Why?

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