I want to be like Bob

From the way Bob Ross lived and worked, we can draw an incredible amount of lessons that we reflect in almost every phase of our E-Learning. Maybe even in the form of a “What would Bob do?” A nod to the book “What would Google do?” I have this book at the office.

Before Bob Ross developed his unique painting method, he painted landscapes on the pans that prospectors used to search for gold in Alaska. In these works, mistakes had to be corrected, mistakes that resulted in frustration.

One of the first lessons, something a lot of people don’t know, is that you don’t have to be the first to be the most successful. Bob Ross learned his “Joy of Painting” “wet on wet technique” from Bill Alexander. Bill has also had a TV Program (The Magic of Oil Painting) for 12 years, for example:

Within 30 minutes, in the span of 403 episodes, Bob Ross painted two paintings per episode, for which he also made a preliminary study. Resulting in three works made per episode. In 381 episodes he painted himself, in the other episodes there was a guest painter. None of these works were intended for sale. So his product was not his painting, it was the transfer of the “Joy of Painting”. It is clear that a good business model can be linked to this, such as the sale of merchandise, materials, training (train the trainers). The business model has still not changed while a fair amount of work has been stored in the Bob Ross Inc. store.

What Bob made was not intended for sale, which is another way of looking at the value of your product or service.

He painted 30,000 works during his lifetime. In which there was no exhibition of his work. That wasn’t something he really needed either. Many people want recognition from the experts. While he got his recognition from his audience, which he reached through TV, among other things. In other words; don’t make your product or service for the experts, but make it for the people who see the value of it.

He took pleasure in the smallest repetitive parts of his work. The drying of the brush against his easel or the effect of a movement of his brush and what that resulted in. Enjoy what you make, but also enjoy the process itself.

In a world where everything revolves around growth and commerce, he stuck to what really mattered to him. Nature and the (injured) animals he took care of starting at a young age. The effect it has on almost every generation, including our generation, faced with the constant need for more. He still has the ability to slow people down. This is in line with our philosophy, you have to decelerate in order to accelerate.

Above all, we should remember his most famous lesson. There are no mistakes, only happy little accidents.

<a href="https://startersstation.com/blogs/author/arthur/" target="_self">Arthur van de Graaf</a>

Arthur van de Graaf

Within Starters Station I support ambitious starters and concepts with potential to make lasting progress. I offer the space to start and remain authentic in your entrepreneurial journey.

Extra

Services

This time it’s personal

This time it’s personal

When I started out on my entrepreneurial journey, I told myself I was in it for the long haul. Being able to build something at my own pace, exploring entrepreneurship while trying to make a living and doing good while doing business.

Recognize your talent

Recognize your talent

In order to let your talent flourish and use it as well as possible, we want you to really stay close to yourself from now on, by giving yourself your quality time. Talent needs experience, by trying, reflecting and continuing to learn.

Still, thinking about it?

We understand, here are some of our stories of what it was like for us to start up. Please feel free to get in touch with us by booking  a 15-minute call or leave us your details below, and we'll mail you back with more info.

FAQ

Can Starters Station help me?
No matter where you are in your startup journey (a student, starter, restarter) – we can help guide you into finding a proven framework that works for you.
What is a consult?
A consult is an advisory meeting with one of our experts, a scan of you, your goals, and your project or business.
Which package is right for me?

Depends on your goal – if you want to chat and get inspired while getting an outline for your next steps, 'Get Ignited' is right for you.

If you are a Do-It-Yourself type who is looking for someone to check and validate your idea while you move forward in your (re)startup journey – then our 'PED Program' is your best fit.

However, if you want to Do-It-Together with the full support of a startup expert who makes a detailed strategy for your business to succeed while checking in at crucial moments – then 'Deep Dive' is for you.

We are flexible – if you decide you need more help along the way, then upgrade your package by just settling the difference in pricing with us.

Contact

Take advantage of the knowledge of a group of experienced starters who have learned by doing (failing and succeeding). Increase your chance of success by becoming more entrepreneurial while starting up your new business.

Starters Station

Terms & ConditionsPrivacy Policy  /  KvK: 78303281  /  RSIN/BTW: NL861338704B01 

© 2019 - 2021 Starters Station Foundation / Working with the Start Lean Funding Method / Products by Start Lean Concepts / All rights reserved

Share This