In business, it
is not the biggest or the strongest or the fastest that
survive but those that are able to be persistent and
ambitious. In the jungle, the lion isnít the biggest animal
or the fastest or strongest but is feared by many in the
jungle because of its mindset. It does not fear anyone and
regardless of its sizes it knows what it wants and strives
to get it.
when you are a lion you operate on a different mindset, you
know that if you do not work to catch the kill, you will not
eat and so will your family if you have one. The lion knows
that it has to take some risks, if it is going to
differentiate itself from other animals in the kingdom.
in everything an
entrepreneur does, despite failing a couple of times
persist. As in wildlife a documentaries where a lion or
pride of lions fail to catch a prey (goal) they had
targeted. However, they do not give up, they decide to
regroup and come up with a different
strategy. That is when you see how a good strategy comes
into place and they succeed in their goal of securing the
meal of the day.
As the lion takes a step back to regroup you must remember
to take a step back, re-evaluate your strategy and see how
to approach a problem or issue again with a fresh mindset.
The idea is to keep adapting like the lion until you are
able to produce a strategy that works and helps you reach
Gazelle vs The Lion. The lion represents the entrepreneurial
mindset while the Gazelle is a representative of the worker
mentality. If you look at the gazelle, it is unmotivated and
reactive. This means it only moves because the lion has made
its environment dangerous, it does not think for itself.
That is why most Gazelles also follow one another, they tend
to represent the industry follower, who are people in
certain industryís that wait for the
innovators than being the innovators.
being an entrepreneur means that you have to put yourself in
a place that appears to be most strategic for you.
Additionally, just like the lion an entrepreneur must wait
for the moment to pounce and be
proactive, along with educating yourself with business
theorems that offer a place of value. The entrepreneur must
ask questions that lead to whether their position in the
market is strong, and using PESTEL and
SWOT theorems can help push the entrepreneur to