Did I pass on a billion dollar investment?
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Today I want to tell you how I might have passed on the opportunity of a lifetime (who the hell knows)
The reason for it, is the way we make decisions in a very specific situation…
Chances are that this same misfortune has or will happen to you if you don't know where you are doing wrong
In today's episode, we are going to discuss what that costly mistake is
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I wanted to talk to you about something that's a little bit counterintuitive and that you guys are facing every like every single day.
OK, so I want your opinion on something. So do you think it's better to have no results at all or having some results, like even just a little bit of traction?
The first thing that comes to mind will be I mean, if you ask me, some results will be kind of nice. But the purpose of this podcast is actually to show you that even though most of us will actually think that, you know, some results will be better than no result, then it's not necessarily what happens in practice.
OK, so let's say, for example, you have a friend who tells you, oh, man, I want to start this business and all that kind of stuff, and we're going to do X, Y and. And then, well, you need to invest some money.
So you're asking him, OK. What's the deal? Do you know what you're doing? Did you have some results with this? Yes or no.
So if the person has zero results, do you think you would be more likely to invest versus if the person had a little bit of results to show you? So you might think that, yeah, I will go with the results. But here's what’s happening. And it's very it is very fascinating how the human brain works.
Your rational thinking will say, well, obviously I'm not going to give money to some dude who has zero results and the chances of that going bust are a lot higher than someone who does have some results.
Did I pass on a billion dollar investment?
Here is where something else comes into play. If someone has zero numbers to show you, well, the absence of numbers will actually, in your mind, trigger the infinite possibilities. If there are no numbers, it means that it didn't fail.
So there is a chance that it can blow up and the guy can skyrocket or he can scale this thing to the moon and he can become the next overnight success because all the promises are there. And there's nothing right now that hasn't invalidated that idea.
So, you know, it's like a flip of a coin. It could go either way. You could have a massive amount of millions of dollars that is going to pour out of that idea.
And so even though at first glance you would have said, now, do you know numbers? I'm not giving you money. Well, what basically what's going to happen is that even the savviest investors, they will actually go and put money there, right?
They'll be like, yeah, man, if this thing blows up, then I am making so much money that you can't even imagine. And they will give the money just because of the infinite possibilities that are created by the absence of numbers.
And it actually doesn't make any sense. If you think about it rationally, you might be well, you know, maybe I need some faith and say, well, obviously we are actually going to look at the business model and the idea and all that kind of stuff that's behind.
And please understand, I mean, every company, like every giant that you see has started with small numbers, like they started from zero and then they got their first client for a hundred bucks or something. So if at that time people said, you know what, you only sold one hundred bucks, you can go to hell, then I'm pretty sure that some people who were asked to invest and have regretted it afterwards.
So it is just very fascinating.