Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. - Arthur Ashe

This reminded me of something.

I was at Sears buying a computer. It was October 1996. The reason I was at Sears was that it was the only place I had sufficient credit to buy a computer.

The computer and I journeyed home (I drove) to the crappy apartment I was living in. Whereupon I set it up, started designing my company's logo and making sales calls. 

JUST LIKE THAT.

It is so easy to get into the "I will when..." game. There were no marketing materials, there was no "company phone number" just me and a desire to get the ball rolling. That's it.

It took two weeks to get an investigative assignment. I heard NO NO NO NO NO NO................. Ad nauseum, but I survived.

A year in later 1997 we did over $2 million in revenue. 

Stop waiting for everything to be "ready".  Get started, in some way, now. Who knows how far you can go in a year.

Best wishes.


13 comments:

  1. I'm so happy I stumbled across your blog �� I feel so inspired.

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  2. This is so great....Thank you :)

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  3. This is so great....Thahk you!!!

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  4. Yes! Why wait? You only have today...right this minute, so stop wasting time! :)

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  5. Great post. Saw someone the other day about an initiative I wish to start. First question: Do you have a business plan? Me: *mind goes blank*. Later she asked; "And your board of directors?" My brain: *?!?!*?!!!* Lol, quite the experience that. It's just I was too busy enjoying my seemingly great idea that I hadn't given much thought to the specific next steps. But agreed, need to get it moving. Starting NOW!

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  6. Thank you Tim for the encouragement that you share!

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  7. Favorite mantra for 50 years..."Don't worry about getting it right, just Get IT Going!"

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  8. True because no other person has seen what you see.

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