“Of course I don’t believe in such nonsense. However, I’ve been told that it brings you good luck whether you believe in it or not.” — Niels Bohr, the Nobel Prize winning scientist
Allow for some fun and excusable superstition in your back-breaking product work! Would you like to know what entrepreneurial activities you are naturally predisposed for? Then read on and have some fun recognizing yourself.
Of course it’s a speculation! I’m no astrologist. Below I quoted a few facts from this astrological resource and then applied some of my expertise in UI/UX, marketing, and product strategy. Please enjoy!
“Loves risk. This warrior will create a risky situation even out of something safe just to have a battle to fight and win.” You’re extremely attracted to bold marketing moves, extravagant design solutions, and highly opinionated decisions. You’re destined to succeed if you support your brave moves with a solid back end: high product quality, strong technical support, and stable working environment for your team. But don’t try bringing in a co-founder: it will be tough to justify your decisions and keep things in peace.
“Slowly and steadily applies their effort to the situation. Their belief in practical solutions lets them carry a great deal of risk with little stress.” You make an ideal manager to build a large, stable organization from the ground up. You’re also capable of successfully focusing on a single, powerful product that represents an all-in-one solution. Your personal qualities allow yourself to engage in the markets that imply both high stress and high profit, like finances or legal field.
“Studies and learns about the situation. Talks to people, gathers ideas, and comes up with a plan to address it.” You are the king of product research, leveraging it to build highly practical, marketable products. If you keep applying these strengths to improve a single product (instead of jumping from one to another), you’ll be able to obtain a huge audience of highly loyal customers.
“Has a tendency to worry and carry stress in the belly. They do well to have close family or friends to process problems with and to know someone is firmly on their side.” Before anything, focus on developing a network of close friends and allies. They will support you while you build and launch new products. To make such friends, opt for smaller conferences, and don’t forget about mastermind groups (the best size is 3–4 people). Focus on quality, not quantity.
“Also likes risk, but wants concrete rewards. They usually do not like to consult others but rather to devise their own solution and take the credit for overcoming adversity.” You are great at launching opinionated products as a solo founder. Well aware that this implies some risk, you keep testing new ideas, until one of them hits the market with a big splash. While doing that, don’t forget about quality research — it will make your attempts more educated and effective.
“Virgo love practicality, usefulness, and conservation. These are the people who need regular eating habits, regular massage, and regular exercise to wash stress from their body. Once their bodies are stress-free, their good minds can devise the solution.” As a founder, don’t forget to take care of your own health, and also provide reasonable comfort to your team. Your key to success is routines and procedures — which makes you a true star when handling support and managing complicated projects.
“Needs someone dependable to share in the responsibility and rewards. These are people who thrive in partnership and don’t mind sharing the glory.” Consider bringing in a co-founder with a skill set complementing yours. If you’re a developer, try finding a designer or someone with sales or marketing background. Unlike others, you’ll be able to maintain a harmonious relationship with them. Or focus on building a small, reliable team instead.
“Seldom shows stress to others but feels it deeply. They would do well to take some days without other duties to delve deeply into the issue causing the stress, research every possible way to overcome it, and when they emerge, take quick and decisive action. No holds barred.” Embrace your splashes and declines in productivity, and build your schedule around it. You’ll be much better off delegating a part of your everyday workload to an assistant to get you though hard times. Building infoproducts might be a better solution for you than running a SaaS business — the latter implies too much stress.
“Seldom feels stress. They so love new opportunities that they don’t notice the stress everyone else around them is feeling. Eat, drink, be merry, and make a lot of money!” Leverage your natural ability to live the “entrepreneurial” lifestyle — engage in active networking, speak at conferences, and enjoy external funding. However, in this merry-go-round, don’t forget to take care of physical and financial well-being.
“Will take well-considered, careful action to directly address the issue. No sudden moves here, but no wishy-washy activity either. Address it, conquer it, move on.” Use your ability to focus, and keep getting one small win after another. You’ll feel great organizing your projects in short sprints (1–2 months long). However, don’t forget to devise a long-term strategy first. It’s especially important to pick a certain audience and stay focused on it.
“Will find a solution that is fair to everybody. As long as they take the moral high road, they do not fear the danger.” You’ll succeed at a business with a strong ethical component. Not only will you satisfy your high moral aspirations, but also leverage it as a great marketing strength. You’re also great at building teams and organizing impeccable support services.
“Understands the ebb and flow of business and lets go of what is no longer viable. Ideally they float on top of situations and don’t become too concerned with loss (or gain).” You’re great at creating a strong product portfolio, leveraging your newly acquired knowledge to take the right decisions about them. It’s vital for you to reconsider your priorities every few months, and let go of certain things — even if they work but don’t bring joy. This can be an amazing source of energy to feed your active projects.
Hope you recognized yourself in this little horoscope! Don’t forget to share it with others (click here to send a pretty tweet). Enjoy your April 1st, and good luck in your product adventures!
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