People ask me where to get started. Lately I have been telling them: start where you are and sell what you have. Meet people, help them connect, and explore possibilities. Knit your network now before you need it.
Start Where You Are
“Start where you are with what you have. Make something of it and never be satisfied.”
George Washington Carver
People ask me where to get started. Lately I have been telling them:
Start where you are with what you have.
Sell product and services you can deliver today (“sell what you have”).
Write a blog about events you have attended, people you have met, books and articles you have read: document whatever you have found to be of value.
Write the story of your life so far.
Write to clarify your thoughts.
Your real business is probably something that builds on what you have already accomplished.
Meet people, help them connect, and explore possibilities.
Knit your network now before you need it.
Try several things at once: two to four. This will help you stay unstuck without getting spread too thin.
Offer something unique and you can consider how to scale it up after you have learned whether it’s really something you can be passionate about and execute with distinction.
Focus when you feel traction–the ability to reliably set and hit goals.
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