The greatest advice I can offer anyone who wants to be an entrepreneur is to go for it.
If you have an idea, make it a great idea and go for it! If you think you can do something or if you think you can’t do something, you are exactly right. So if you have an idea and you think you can do it, then go for it. You don’t have to worry about how. I will give you some advice on how to make it happen.
Start with the end in sight.
Where do you want to be in ten years? Write out your big audacious scary goals. Goals that sound so scary, they can’t possibly happen or come true. Start with the end in mind and really go for it. Ten-year goals, three-year goals, this year goal and then make it happen!
When you start on a trip you have a map, a plan, and directions. The same is true about starting a business.
Get crystal clear with your goals. Not only do you need to start with the end in sight with where you want to be in ten years, but you must also include who you want to work with. Who are the people that are the best fit for your product and service? How are you going to reach those perfect customers? What employees do you need to support you and make your company a rock star team? Write all of these down in your plan. This is your road map for your journey. Also, identify your superpower. What makes you stand out from your competition?
Now create systems that work for you.
The flow, the rhythm, the policies, the customer service, the product, and the service produce the how. ,now available on Amazon.
This post was originally published as a chapter in Redesign your 9 to 5, now available on Amazon.