The biggest question I get from aspiring entrepreneurs or people that just want more out of life is “how do I get started?” I hear all of the ideas, the people that say “I had the idea to start Uber way before they did,” or “If I only had ____ , I could do that too.” The truth of the matter is that ideas are meaningless without execution. Ideas are great and it takes a certain amount of creativity to be successful in any new business endeavor, but at some point you have to start acting on these ideas if they are ever going to come to fruition. Before we dive into how to take your idea from idea to real business, you have to be prepared for a few things:
Now that we have covered a few initial mindset preparations, let’s talk about HOW to start:
Don’t let the fancy photos and Instagram posts about automating your life fool you, entrepreneurship is not easy. There’s a reason that most people choose to work a steady job and have evening freedoms and weekends off. However, if you have reached the point where you are tired of talking about what you’re “going to do” and want to actually start that dream business, this is a great place to start. Find something that you love and just start by putting one foot in front of the other. Once you start doing, you will learn what works and what doesn’t while learning your craft. Even if that first business isn’t successful, it will prepare you for the next thing and the thing after that. If you can keep the mentality to keep moving forward, it’s amazing how eventually you will get “lucky” and stumble into something you are truly passionate about. Just make the decision to start because ideas are nothing without execution.