In Guy Kawasaki's first chapter of "The Art of the Start" there was a question that I've really been asking myself the last few days.
"I admit it: I'm scared. I can't afford to quit my current job. Is that a sign that I don't have what it takes to succeed?"I love Guy's response to this. He states:
"You should be scared. If you aren't scared something is wrong with you...You can reduce these fears by diving into the business and making a little progress each day"While it made me feel good to read that how does it translate to how I'm starting? I've taken that response and tried to apply it to my business. Building a business takes significant time and energy. I'm really committing to stay the course here, and it can't be done overnight. From that, here's what I've come up with:
- Set tangible, realistic goals.
- Slow and steady wins the race. Develop the skills and build the network. Don't rush into a venture without the right amount of initial thought.
- Nothing goes as planned, but preparation helps. Have a vision but don't over commit to what's just an idea.
I think I just motivated myself to make "a little progress" today.