11/04/2015

The Art of Starting

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  •  Define Your Why
    • This is the most important part of the process. Understanding why you want to do something helps you better understand if it is worth it and allows you to be honest about your motives. It’s always best if you are doing something to solve a problem but let’s be honest in today’s world you might just being doing something because you know it can make you some quick money or you want to do it because everyone else is doing it. This honesty with yourself allows you to determine how much energy you should be giving to this new endeavor you are about to partake of. This always helps you now when is a good time to let go. You don’t want to invest time and effort into something that didn’t have a big why factor. At the core defining your why lets you know what will motivate you when things get tough.

 

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  • Research The Market
    • This is somewhat self-explanatory. Whenever you start something new you want to know what is out in the market and what fits your needs. In anything new that you want to create, it’s important to know if there is something similar or exactly the same to what you want to create. Knowing what’s out there allows you to determine if you are really solving a problem.

 

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  • Write Down Your Plan or Goals
    • This is a very important part of the entire process. Writing down your ideas, setting goals, and creating a plan organizes your thoughts. There are several SMART ways for you to do this. What I have found to work for me is starting from the end goal and working your way backward. This forced me to map out the where I want to be in the end and what steps I felt were necessary to get there. The greatest thing about writing out your ideas is that you allow your brain to release and free up space for more ideas. You don’t want to go crazy over one idea. Also, if you’re at a point where your finances are hindering you from executing on your new ideas you’re able to further clarify the idea and you mind stays fresh on mapping out your next moves!

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