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NOTABLE! Perfectionism is a plague, introducing Johnny Neverstart!

Discussion in 'General Entrepreneur Discussion' started by whiz, Jan 3, 2019.

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    This is a great post! It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes, "After all is said and done, more is said than done."
     
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    I'm new to the forum and really appreciate the "flip side of the coin" approach.

    You make perfect sense!
     
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    Now of course some people just enjoy putting you down because of their own insecurities

    And other people are just plain stupid and have no taste

    That's your job to be keen enough to judge where they're coming from

    95% of laymen are just giving their honest first impression and it usually holds merit
     
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    As Jesper Buch, founder of Just-Eat, puts it, and what he does with every project his involved with:

    LCBL

    Launch Crap But Launch.
     
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    This is my new mantra.
     
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    Completely agree that action beats analysis. (Speaking as someone who complex-ifies things...).

    However, I disagree--only slightly--about Johnny Neverstarts: I think the Johnny Neverstarts might actually want help--or at least the event-based outcome (e.g., $ dollars per month or year). Then, when everyone here jumps on them about process & just starting SOMEWHERE, ANYWHERE, it's overwhelming. Like Johnny Neverstart wants a syllabus--week 1: read chapter 1, etc. Someone to give them the exact roadmap that has 100% chance of success.

    Regardless, action is the antidote.
     
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    You're right.

    The process becomes overwhelming to them because it's not like how their "consumer / employee / student" brain was trained.

    You don't really experience many things that are like entrepreneurship unless you grew up with a relative in business or you worked for your dad etc.

    A lot of us are coming from backgrounds with less-than-ideal guidance, not-too-strong father figures etc

    So a lot of us don't have the parts required to accomplish these big goals - so we gotta create them within ourselves

    That takes a lot of time and energy, causes a lot of anxiety etc

    But this makes it even more important to recognize that climbing the mountain is just a combination of steps, one after another

    Just focus on the first steps... don't look up and see the mountaintop and be like "f*ck, ill never get there - it's too high" etc

    Just make sure your shoes are tied and that you aren't stepping on a hornets nest or walking into a tree lol

    Otherwise you'll never make it up the mountain
     
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    Very true. I took my 17-year-old son backpacking in the Grand Canyon a couple months ago, and he talked me into hiking out in 1 day--15+ miles, 6,000 feet elevation gain (like climbing the Empire State Building 5 times), while lugging a heavy pack. (And I'm not a runner, bicyclist, etc.). It was exhausting, but it was one step at a time. At points, we could see the top, but the last couple hours, it was dark, just hiking by headlamp--about an hour of which was steep switchbacks up a near-vertical cliff, sometimes frigid & windy as hell.

    We kept reminding ourselves we could keep going if we took a short breather here & there. And kept marveling at how much we could push ourselves--way past what we thought we could do, so long as we just kept plugging along.

    Kinda like entrepreneurship:
    • One step at a time.
    • You can do more than you think you can.
    • Sometimes you're in the dark, but you only need to see your next step.
     
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    Thank you for expressing simply this great point of view.
    I think for most of people this is the main reason why we don't do much.

    It's also a problem of uncertainty : people want guarantees. They don't want to put a great amount of work if it's maybe for nothing. This is my great problem, I keep looking for the perfect idea because I always get the feeling the ones I already have won't work. Your topic definitely helps by simply saying " This is not the problem. The problem is you're doing nothing. ". At least when you're failing you're learning and moving forward.

    You're reminding us we just need to get started. Great articles from James Clear about it :
    Why Getting Started is More Important Than Succeeding - James Clear
    Habits of Successful People: Start Before You Feel Ready - James Clear
    Anyway, thank you +++
     
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    The Title should be: Introducing Miorin

    Called out my BS. I'm going to launch tomorrow.

    I really need to get less stuck on the irrelevant details.
     
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    Thanks to your thread I've put online my landing page and launched an AdWords campaign, the night I posted here

    Unfortunately I've managed to have about 20 clicks since but no one subscribed

    But anyway thank you, now have to define the next step !

    Envoyé de mon SM-G955F en utilisant Tapatalk
     
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    Did you launch? How did it go?

    Envoyé de mon SM-G955F en utilisant Tapatalk
     
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    I just posted in the one liners thread about this specifically.

    My step mom always said "You can't steer a parked car."

    Get out there and go. Get the wheels rolling, and react when there are actual issues.

    As a few have resonated already in this thread, the market will dictate if you're right or wrong, not YOU.

    But as a student of copywriting, I would agree with never using "or whatever" anywhere.

    It's too wishy washy.
     

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