"Do you have the passion and knowledge to execute your idea?"
There's a lot of content out there. Some good. Some bad.
Working out where to invest your time is a journey of discovery.
Here are 5 super inspirational, insightful and helpful blogs I'm hooked on. You're welcome.
- Gary Vaynerchuk https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/
- The Hustle https://thehustle.co/
- NeedWant http://needwant.com/
- Paul Jarvis https://pjrvs.com/
- Jim Antonopoulos http://www.jimantonopoulos.com/
Subscribe and schedule time every day to learn from these renown subject matter experts.
The insights shared are relevant, useful and actionable. They are all so giving and add value without the expectation of you buying something. There's total authenticity as they slap you in the face with a brutal level of honesty which propels you into action.
You'll also find it's more than just their expertise in an area that makes them compelling - it's their infectious passion.
It's always the combination of the two that achieves maximum impact and drives results.
So, as you listen, read and learn from the crew above, do some navel gazing and ask yourself, do you have the passion and knowledge to execute your idea? Without it, your startup is going nowhere.
Finally and once again, make time to learn. Don't subscribe if you won't invest the time to put learnings into action.
"There's no excuse - just make it happen."
So, you've had this great idea for a startup for some time now but you've just been sitting on it. Then all of a sudden, you check your newsfeed and there it is, someone else also had YOUR idea - only difference is, they executed it - you didn't - and you only have yourself to blame.
It's a story we hear all too often and the excuses are many, here's some:
- "I didn't have the money to make it happen."
- "I was too busy at work to invest time into the idea."
- "My friends told me it would never work."
My response to the above:
- Find the money. Get investors. Crowdfund it. There are options.
- Too busy working for $20 per hour to explore the possibility of financial freedom?
- So, if your friends told you to jump off a cliff you would?
There's no place for complacency, indifference, laziness or 'follower' behaviour in entrepreneurship. If you've stumbled on a market gap and that's prompted you to come up with a solution - then you've been given an opportunity. Seize it or share it.
If you decide to seize it, throw yourself into making it happen. Don't know what it takes? Seek people out who can help you. Go to meetups. Ask questions. Use the internet. Ask Google.
If you choose to share your great idea, go and form a partnership. Connect with individuals who can become your co-founders. Share the workload. Keep each other on track and focused.
Just don't let your idea go. Chase it. Make it your side hustle.
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