When I started my business, I just took my life and work experience and merged them, wrote some copy for my website and viola, I was in business. Okay, there was a bit more involved, like creating visibility. That was more time consuming than it was difficult. The difficult part for me was learning how to do all the online technical stuff like getting a Word Press site up and running. I’ve never actually been a tech person so there was a steep learning curve.
Learn I did though. I learned as I moved forward with my business, never letting the fact that I didn’t know how to do something stop me. I got help.
I’m a big believer in just jumping off the cliff into the abyss of whatever it is I want to do. It’s scary, but it’s really exhilarating, sort of like skydiving or belaying down the side of a mountain. (The caption on the picture, in case it’s cut off, says To jump off a cliff, he jumped).
There are certainly different degrees of easy and difficulty in starting a business, depending on what type of business you want. Turning your hobby into a business is relatively easy. Here’s a three step plan for becoming a professional photographer:
Really, that’s good advice. A teacher in my life used to say that “it’s just as easy to act as if,” meaning that you should just act the part that you want to play as if it’s already a reality and it will become a reality a lot faster.
So hone up on your acting skills and jump off that cliff into whatever business you want.