Entrepreneurship Lessons From Mars InSight 2018

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Image Credit: nasa.gov, NASA Targets May 2018 Launch of Mars InSight Mission

It has been announced by NASA on their website via http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-targets-may-2018-launch-of-mars-insight-mission that NASA’s Interior Exploration utilizing Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Head Transport mission known as insight has been scheduled for launch on May 5, 2018 with a schedule Mars landing on November 26, 2018. You may be interested to know this Scientific extraterrestrial NASA mission to study Mars’ deep interior has great entrepreneurial lessons for those of us running and/or starting a business/s. Below are three great takeaway lessons from the above URL-article about NASA’s InSight Mission for your entrepreneurial ventures!

1) It’s The Little Things That Matter!

 A great entrepreneurship lesson NASA’s InSight Mission teaches is that in ventures it is the little things that matter! In the case of NASA’s InSight Mission it was a small issue that drastically affected the course of the Mars Geodesy mission. In particular, NASA’s InSight Mission was initially scheduled for a March 2016 launch only to be delayed by a faulty vacuum leak in its prime science instrument. Thankfully despite the delay, InSight’s science is being redesigned and the Mission is scheduled as of now for a May 5, 2018 Launch Date.

Hence, for your entrepreneurial endeavours it is the little things that can have the biggest impact on your plans! Just like a fault in NASA’s InSight Mission’s science instrument resulted in the postponing of the entire Mission, so can little faults in your business (i.e. The exit/entry of a single teammate, a small bug/ correction, the alienation/impressment of a single customer) can effect and change the course of your enterprise/s for better or worse!

Therefore, while focusing on the bigger picture, pay just as much attention to the little things (i.e. day to day happenings and the short term) going on in your enterprise and make sure these little things are addressed to strengthen your chances of entrepreneurial success!

2) Have A Plan To Bounce Back Quickly!

 When failure and/or setbacks strike your enterprise make sure you have a plan to bounce back quickly! Just like NASA’s Insight Mission despite setbacks and delays formulate a comeback plan. This plan was the InSight project management team communicating with NASA and the French Space Agency CNES on plans to redesign the science instrument and gaining the assistance of both these agencies in redesigning the science instrument! Hence, thanks to this bounce back plan Mission Insight has been given a new lease on life!

Likewise for your entrepreneurial undertakings have a plan when faced with setbacks and/or failures so your enterprises have a chance of resiliency/survival. Such plans can even be formed on short notice (i.e. with Mission InSight due to its unforeseen instrumental setback) so be flexible, be constantly planning, cautious and consider the unexpected to better your chances of survival in the event of setbacks!

3) Do Not Operate In Isolation!

As humans being social creatures cannot operate in isolation the same applies for enterprises, which are human and therefore social undertakings! Take inspiration form the recovery of NASA’s Mission InSight so your enterprises may also be resilient and adaptable in the face of hardship. The Mission Team of Project InSight did not operate in isolation but collaborated not only with NASA but also the French space agency CNES, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) along with strong international partnership, with the latter led by Principle Investigator Bruce Banerdt of JPL.

Such collaboration and networks of Mission InSight aided the development of the mission equipment (i.e. German assistance in designing part of InSight’s lander) along with aiding the resiliency and recovery process of Mission InSight despite its setback exemplified by international contribution for the construction of InSight’s new vacuum leak enclosure!

Hence, when working on an enterprise, actively seek help from those outside your enterprise as ultimately these connections will bring valuable knowledge, skills and experience to the table, which can advance the design and popularity of your enterprise along with providing much needed resiliency and better chances for recovery/survival in times of trouble!

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Image Credit: mars.nasa.gov, Mars: Extreme Planet

I sincerely hope that you found this post beneficial for your entrepreneurial endeavours! Please keep in mind the three takeaway pieces of advice for entrepreneurship from the case of NASA’s Mission InSight and apply them for success in your own enterprises. The three above points are some of the main causes for the failure and/or stunted growth of many businesses. Fortunately Mission InSight as of now has overcome these and will hopefully have a successful mission launch to Mars in 2018. So keep your eyes posted on the status of Mission InSight and use the (So Far, Knock On Wood!) success story of Mission InSight as inspiration on your road to entrepreneurial success!

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4 Takeaways For Growth & Success From Scott Kelly!

Salutations to NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly who has just returned Home to Earth from his yearlong mission at the International Space Station (ISS)! Astronaut Kelly’s mission and its completion have 4 Great Takeaways for Growth And Success outlined below!

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Image Credit: Nasa Astronaut Scott Kelly, Feb. 6, 2015, nasa.gov

1) Be Ready For The Long Haul!

If you want to succeed, know that success will not happen overnight! Astronaut Scott Kelly’s mission to the ISS lasted one year, setting the record for the total number of days spent in space by an American astronaut. Upon his return to Earth, Kelly’s trek and record has been celebrated in the news. The lesson from Kelly’s successful journey is that success takes time. So like Astronaut Kelly, be ready for the long haul as success is built overtime!

2) Be Ready To Sacrifice!

 Like Scott Kelly be ready to sacrifice if you want success! Just like Scott Kelly sacrificed his time on Earth to become a renowned astronaut going on to set a record at the ISS, you too will have to sacrifice and make time to work on becoming successful. To win a great prize it is said you have to pay a great price and the same holds true for success! If you sacrifice your idle time to invest in yourself, learn constantly and do what it takes to bring about your own success, it will pay off for you in the long run!

3) Be Constantly On The Move!

 Astronaut Scott Kelly is and has been on the move going to space and back as is required of an astronaut! Scott Kelly would not have become the renowned astronaut he is today following his yearlong journey to the ISS if he hadn’t been constantly on the move doing spaceflights since 1999. Likewise you will not be successful if you aren’t constantly on the move doing what’s necessary to achieve your vision/s of success! Hence, if you want to be successful then be on the move and constantly hustle your way to success. 

4) Be Productive Not Busy!

While Scott Kelly was busy he was also productive and was busy doing what required him to directly achieve his goal of becoming a renowned NASA Astronaut. Hence, while hustling your way to success be productive rather than busy! Productivity the key to success is getting a lot done in one hour than working hard for eight hours but getting little to nothing done.

Moreover, productivity hence success is focusing on what will directly contribute to your vision/s of success make it easier to achieve those vision/s of success. To be successful know what you want in life, how to get it directly, avenues to get it and act accordingly so you can be productive and efficient to achieve your goals of success without beating around the bush!

 

 

Use NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly as an inspiration for your own visions of success. Follow the 4 tips I have mentioned above when working your way to success and you will find that your efficiency, effort/s and outcome/s will be greatly enhanced! Be sure to comment or email me at nuwanb@shaw.ca of how helpful you found my advice to be in achieving your goal/s.