One of the hardest things to do when you start a business is to figure out where and how to begin and the balance you need to strive for in knowing how much planning and execution is necessary.
There’s so much to do, from a strategic perspective, to decide on what it is you want to achieve, how you want to position yourself and the goals you have for your business. Trying to do too much, too soon and wanting to please all segments of the market are real challenges. And they can distort your reality and your goals.
At the same time, you can’t spend all your time on planning. Perfecting the service, tidying up loose ends and improving the product – this can go on forever if you let it. You know you want to produce the best product you can. You know the product you have right now is not quite what you envisioned and yet it’s taking so much time to bridge this gap.
That’s one significant lesson I learnt. The market is growing, day by day. New businesses are launching all the time. Innovative products spring up all around you. And while you wait to perfect your product, someone else will come to market with the same thing. And that will throw you off. It will cause you to reassess where you are going.
There’s a lot to be said for making the best you can with what you have and then releasing it and putting it out there. You can spend time once it’s launched, once you’ve received market feedback to revise, reposition and enhance.
It seems that you always seem to start with knowing nothing. Knowing not quite enough and yet you must push ahead, you must launch, you must address the market.
That requires a resilience, a strength within, and a level of comfort with knowing that you do not have all the answers.
But the answers are out there, there are people who may help you and your job right here, right now, is to commit and to begin.
To begin your life’s work.
To begin your journey of purpose.
To find your way forward.
I run the Verticaldistinct.com platform to support both Human Resource and Technology professionals. I now blog on the entrepreneurial journey, which will still include posts on mindfulness, growth and habits. I contribute posts regularly to Women of HR and post on LinkedIn. Let’s connect, let’s talk, let’s learn from each other. Let me know how I can support you.