Start before you’re ready. You’ve probably heard this before. Maybe it hasn’t sunk in yet so I’m going to say it again.
You need to start your business before you’re ready.
Most people don’t ever get to the start and I find that so, so, so sad!
Now, I know this sounds really scary. Especially if you’ve never owned a business before and maybe don’t even have corporate America experience.
Hear me out though. I’ve put together a few reasons why this is the best advice you’ll get for your business.
You can research and study all day long, but you need to go through actions to get experience.
Of course I’m not saying just jump into something blind. You need to know your product or service and a little bit about how to start a business. But, I can promise you that the additional research you’ve convinced yourself to do is just stalling.
It doesn’t matter how much you know, you’re going to screw some stuff up. Everyone does.
Which brings me to my next point.
Learning from your own mistakes is necessary.
You have to make mistakes and allow them to be your own business lessons. I think it’s great to learn things from other’s mistakes and avoid obvious traps, but remember what I said above about experience? You need your own.
You don’t need a ton to get started.
Here’s what you need just to get that start – a plan, a little money, some time and a lot of passion.
The rest is subjective. You can choose to jump all in or go slowly. It doesn’t matter.
There’s always going to be something in your business that you need to improve.
That’s a hard truth so you need to accept it and get over it fast.
You might not like your first website or logo and for sure you have stuff to learn, but that’s ok.
Think of your business as never being finished and always evolving.
The bottom line is, people who are successful don’t worry about knowing everything before they start.
They always start before they are ready. Always.
And so should you!