“Entrepreneurship involves innovation,” he says, “It involves doing something new rather than just copying something that someone else has done."
In my view not everyone can be an original thinker and I see no problem in copying someone else’s idea provided you do it well but equally I am sure there must be some original thinkers in the farming community who are currently stuck in the trap of time consuming routine tasks. If those farmers could give themselves some strategic thinking time this may well benefit their business and perhaps also the wider farming community.
Redman goes on to explain “It is also important to exploit your skills to the maximum – and those of the people around you, as well as your other assets.
“Evidence suggests that people do best at what they are good at, what they enjoy doing and what they understand. As a farmer, you are more likely to be successful doing something in the food supply chain than you are going off and building a factory that makes shoes.”
So, why not make some time for yourself to think – the results may be scary because change very often is but in some instances you may find the changes you decide to implement are less risky than carrying on as you are.