Large corporates have deep pockets, but don't be scared off

It's true. I was told by someone who I respect with more than a billion dollars in the bank to forget about developing Robotic Marketer, the world's first robotic and AI based technology that develops marketing strategies in minutes, not months. I thought about it for a nanosecond. I had this moment of being scared and defeated. Then I said to myself "stuff that!". I truly believe that I can do anything I set my mind to - and I'm right. 

We often fall prey to those around us. People pulling you down, or giving you advice based on their experiences or knowledge, but not relevant to the power that you hold from within. I have had a lifetime of knockers but at the same time, people who prop me up. I can't say that one is more prominent than the other, but they definitely play with your mind.

Trust your gut instinct

If I had listened to everyone, I wouldn't leave the house. If I hadn't listened, I still wouldn't have left the house. That's the thing about listening to people and not trusting your gut instinct.

I had breakfast with a psychiatrist friend of mine yesterday and it was interesting to discuss the topic of gut instinct. I truly believe that the very first gut instinct you have about a person or situation should never be ignored. In my experience, every single time I have ignored it, I have lived to regret it. He challenged this thought process, but I am adamant that this is "my truth".

Robotic Marketer is working 

When you try something new there is always a chance of failure. You can give up before you start, test the water, or go full steam ahead knowing that you have a 50/50 chance of making it to the other side. If you choose to go full steam ahead, you need to have patience, perserverence, flexibility, and a mindset that if you work hard, it will eventually happen. 

In all cases, you need to not work in a silo. Not one individual makes a company - it takes a team. Just like not one individual makes a company fail although it is a common sport to always blame the leader. 

I learned through my experience of running with the idea of developing Robotic Marketer:

  • Sometimes your biggest supporters will doubt you
  • People don't realise what others are capable of until they do 
  • While big corporates have huge pockets, they lack innovation and the ability to be nimble
  • It's amazing what you can do if you have a goal, and work very hard in achieving it
  • Make no excuses ever and watch how successful you become
  • Never blame another person for your lack of success - it's all yours to own
  • Even the most successful people age out of understanding the new world
  • Zuckerberg and his colleagues developed Facebook while at University without billions in the bank. Now they have it, the business is questionable.
  • Always listen to people, but at the end of the day, you die on your own sword.

I'm excited to be on this path. Robotic Marketer is spitting out marketing strategies right now but there is work to be done. It takes a lot of "feeding" and adjustments to get it right, but where it is today shows me that my idea has come to fruition. Never let anyone hold you back because they don't know as much about something as perhaps you do, or they underestimate your capabilities. 

Also, never get upset at someone because they think something won't work. They are part of the reason why you must make it work.


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  • Claudia
    Claudia
    27 Aug 2018

    people who never take risks will lose opportunities and stuck at where they are now. My parents always tell me don't be afraid and try to do it because you won't know if you're good at it or not by not trying. I can't wait for Robotic Marketer and good job for you and your team.

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  • Andrea
    Andrea
    24 Aug 2018

    It is understandable why people have doubts that AI technology can be applicable as marketing is often seen as pure creativity but it is so much more than that! Most of these innovative strategies are in fact developed through tons of factual research and accumulated experiences. Very impressed by your early insight on this idea of robotic marketer and it is inspirational to see how you have continued the project despite all the risks and others' doubts. It will definitely be a game-changing product in the marketing industry, looking forward to it!

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  • Angie
    Angie
    21 Aug 2018

    Every large company started from something small, and there is no overnight success in my opinion. There would always be people around to either support or judge you for every decision you make. Trying something new is always risky but as you also said there is a 50/50 chance to succeed or not. How are you going to know, it if you don't give it a shot?

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  • Maud
    Maud
    16 Aug 2018

    Robotic marketer is not an idea anymore, it's a well thought innovative product.
    If your instinct says there is a good idea to work on and you commit to it, the chance are you will succeed!

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  • Tahlia
    Tahlia
    14 Aug 2018

    Great read, not everyone can envision an idea to work unless its right in front of them. Great to see your decision to take the risk and go ahead with your idea and that Robotic Marketing is coming to life! It's going to be very exciting once its all finished, such a huge achievement for you and your team

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