I waited for 10 years to start this business. The whole time I thought I was logically thinking through the implications. I was wrong.
- I searched for the big idea
- I waited for the right time
- I plotted the path I thought would have the best chance of success
During those 10 years mostly I worried. I worried about not having enough money. I worried about being wrong. I worried about failing. I thought I was being logical. I wasn’t. I was being afraid. Because of the fear I let myself get stuck.
What I have now learned is:
- There is no one big idea – and ideas don’t matter unless they are brought to life
- There is no right time – there’s never a perfect time; you have to make the time
- There is no one best path – there are so many great ways to promote a business, tell a story, connect with members and innovate
If I could go back and talk to my 10-year-younger-self I would tell her to just get started. I would tell her there is no way to know for sure if the idea is right, the time is right or the path is right. To dwell on these things is the fear talking and fear will get you stuck.
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