Ever feel you're not super smart enough but also not dumb enough to start a really successful business?
Phil Mickelson, the golfer, has a saying, to be successful on the PGA tour, you need to be either really smart, or really smart. Sometimes I think the same in business.
Title basically says it, you ever feel you're in the middle. Basically, not Jeff Bezos or Musk level intelligence, but also just smart enough to understand risks and all the ways your business could potentially fail.
For example, I've been listening to the podcast "how I built this" about companies and their founders. Recently, I listened to the one about Stacy's Pita chips, the lady who started it (Stacy), just didn't seem that busy savvy. The whole time I was listening to it I thought, I that was risky, that part was dumb, that part was risky and dumb.
Also, (not hating on women only businesses here), but something like Spanx. To me, its just almost dumb idea, almost a fraud idea (concept: hey, are you 50lbs overweight? want to look 48lbs overweight?). And when I say almost, I mean, I respect hustle, and definitely think if people will buy something why not sell it. Just more reflecting on the middle ground.