I wanted to say that it began here with me leaping off a telegraph pole, but sadly, that wasn't the case, even though it would've been awesome to have been struck by my new idea at this point in time. All I remember thing was how long can I hold the Karate Kid stance for (old school Karate Kid movie not the new one).
However, I'll use this as my starting point metaphor, because starting your own business with nothing more than an idea, is just like jumping off a telegraph pole! It's exciting, nerve wracking, adrenaline pumping and a bit nauseating as well. At least when you jump of this pole the journey ends in about 10 sec, but with a business, it keeps going and going and going!
So standing there on one leg at the top of the pole, getting wedgied slightly by my climbing harness what next? I have my idea in hand, I have a vision of what I want my idea to look like, but where to from here?
I really only had two choices. I could keep my idea to myself, climb back down and be happy with life as it passed me by, forever thinking, hmmm I want what I could've done with that... Or stuff it, yell loudly and do a dramatic flying kick off the pole!
I did the flying kick!
From the moment I leapt off the pole, that was it, I was committed to making my idea a reality. For me there was no going back, I couldn't scramble back up the pole and back out. It was time to solve this problem and even though I didn't know all the details (or any of them to be exact) as to how I was going to do this, I was now committed to doing it!
To kick this new financial year off I'm going to make a comment from this year, but then we're going to jump back twelve months into the past. Totally confused? Well don't be, this is a blog about starting a business. It's a day by day account of what happens on the journey of an entrepreneur, some good, some bad, some horrible, some amazing! It's a story which like a rollercoaster (or more accurately a Wagnerian Opera) is an extraordinarily wild ride! Strap in and let's get started!
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