Stop Guessing, and Start Doing

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Too many of us would rather analyze our business plans, projecting our future income, revenue, and net profit than taking the first step and finding our first customer.

Planning is important but it is overrated, nobody knows what is going to happen 5 or 10 years from now. There are too many factors, conditions that we can not control, but we can control our effort now. If I was you, I would bet on my effort now versus what might happen later. Planning is important, but it is not as important as you might think. Jason Fried one of my favorite authors in the world views planning as guessing. He argues that no one knows what is going to happen in the future. He adds that there is nothing wrong with guessing and predicting, but urges all of us to call our plans guesses and go to work.

If I was you, I would do the following:

1. You do not have a business until someone gives you money. Test your ideas and get your first customer.

2. Talking about customer service is not the same as doing customer service, help your first customer.

3. Surround yourself with people who can constructively criticize your ideas without killing your morale.

Think in terms of:

  1. Market
  2. Management
  3. Marketing
  4. Money

Do not complicate life, keep it simple, and go to work.

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