Attention New Entrepreneurs: No One Will Steal Your Idea

So, I spoke at an event recently, and someone came up to me. "Derek. I love your work. I'm working on..."

And then he paused for a second.

"Wait. If I tell you my idea, you won't steal it, right?"

UGH!

Newsflash: no one will steal your idea.

It's always new business owner worried about it, too. They think the idea is what makes the business.

WRONG!

An idea is meaningless without action... without proof of concept... without a proven track record. No one is going to steal an idea that hasn't proved itself.