Are you Ready to Listen to Dumbo’s MSP Business Advice?
Dumbo Had always been a little different from the very beginning. This exciting adventure about an elephant born to the circus with astoundingly floppy ears. The elephant that can fly soared around the cartoon world and was a jaw dropping act that had audiences in awe and disbelief. Despite Dumbo’s eventual success he had a rather tough upbringing in dealing with his differences. Being born with ears larger than life made for tough times for the youngster elephant. Could an MSP Business learn something valuable from Dumbo’s story?
Dumbo was seen as different and treated as an outcast for his floppy enlarged ears. Many of the other animals would try to bring him down because he was unique with his enormous, comically large ears. Despite this unfounded scrutiny, Dumbo had the support he needed because, to his mother, Dumbo was perfect. May we never strive to fit in to appease the crowd, but instead, love ourselves enough to accept our own flaws — those “flaws” are what make us beautifully different.
What makes you different is also what makes you incredibly special and shouldn’t always be seen as a bad thing. As Timothy Q. Mouse said “The very things that were holding ya down are gonna carry ya up, and up, and up!” With this in mind and a new dear friend to look out for Dumbo he finally realized exactly what Timothy Q. Mouse was trying to get through to him all along. His ears were only holding them back because he was allowing them to. He was allowing the neigh-sayers to get in his head and tell them his big ears were wrong. Once Dumbo realized that ignoring their opinions made him the cool kid he was able to astound the world by becoming the first flying elephant in history!
One of the greatest messages an MSP Business can learn from this inspiring classic that Dumbo delivers is that you don’t have to look like a hero to become one. There is not only one road to success, each individual has their own. This is why it’s pointless to follow some unfounded notion of what you think a successful person to be. Rewrite the rules and find your own journey and other than keeping core hero values all you need to do is follow your instinct. Others will try and take you down and throw harmful words at you but you must be strong like Dumbo and know that they’re afraid of what makes you special because they aren’t. As Eleanor Roosevelt once said “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Dumbo was dealt a fairly grim hand, but with a healthy dose of creativity, a supportive crew of crows and a mix of faith and hard work, he rose above his circumstances. May we always take hold of the pen and attempt to write our own future the best way we know how.
If you have been under the impression that your MSP Business can’t fly to become a nationwide business or that you can’t sign up large businesses then you should listen to Dumbo’s message. Dumbo was able to overcome his predicament by having valuable input from his peers to lift his spirits and confidence such as the crows. Now MSPs can have their own crows by joining peer groups such as HTG. Find your magic feather to give you the confidence to take on the world.