Ideas? Plans? Execution? Faith!


What is faith? Faith is the belief that the unknown will turn out great. As an entrepreneur, you need to have faith. Period! You heard that it is all about big ideas and execution, but without faith, which horse are you even betting on? You have to have faith that your big idea is working.

Have faith in your ideas.

At the beginning of every new startup, a lot of things rely on faith. After all, most likely you are doing something that has never been done before. There is no implemented handbook that you can just follow step by step and succeed. You have to find the way yourself. You don’t know if your product will sell, if people like your idea, or will buy your services. However, you had that idea for a reason. Believe in it! You have to have faith that what you are doing is meaningful and brings value. You have had to have the faith that your plan works. If you don’t have that faith, why did you even start?

Have faith in yourself.

It is not just your idea that you have to have faith in. You need to have faith in yourself. Simply put; you have to believe that you are the right person for the job. You have to be convinced that you have what it takes to succeed. You have to trust yourself that you can master any challenges or problems that will come up. You have to believe that you have all the required skills or can learn them. You have to faith that your actions are making a difference and that whatever you produce is of value to your customers.

Have faith in others.

In most cases, you are not alone on your journey though and are working with a team. You already succeeded because you trusted yourself choosing a team set up for success. But life and especially business are getting hectic sometimes. You need to remind yourself constantly that you have full faith in your team. They have all the right skills. They know where to go and what to do next. They do the necessary steps to bring the business forward. You brought them on for a reason. You cannot scale if you do not trust your team. If you do not have the faith that they can do what is needed, you will fail.

Faith is like a muscle.

Have you ever had one of those “Wow! Amazing how this worked out!” moments? Get used to it! Your faith is like a muscle. The more you use it, the bigger it gets. Ideas are important, plans are crucial, and execution is key. However, the outcome of completely new situations cannot be predicted for sure. Use previous experiences from such situations. Your mind is already trained. It believes you will make the right decisions. Have faith in yourself, your idea and your team, and you will see better results and have more success.


Malte is a German native who moved to San Diego, CA in 2011 by chance. Shocked by the amount of plastic found on beaches in California, he started to do something about it. Malte is a successful entrepreneur, and his ventures are working towards keeping plastics out of the ocean.