Disclosure: It was a struggle trying to write the intro for this page. Nothing I wrote seems to serve as a good enough intro. After 2 hours of trying, I know I am not going to write that awesome introduction anytime soon. If you are reading this, it means I have yet to write the perfect intro but have published this page anyway.
Welcome to The Imperfect Start Blog where screwing up now is better than screwing up later.
Granted, not screwing it up in the first place is better. An unrealistic expectation but I can’t argue. After all, nobody starts a business with the intention of failing.
But to avoid failing, do you end up doing everything but start your business?
Some examples of everything include surfing the net and reading articles like “How To Perfectly Start a Business”, thinking you need to learn certain skills, get the right tools or get your business plan done up first before taking that first step.
Please don’t get me wrong. I do appreciate the love this site gets and learning from someone who is already doing it can be useful.
However, it is also important to note that the knowledge, strategies, systems or setups that successful people use today will probably be very different from when they first started. What is ideal for them them now may not necessarily be what you need to get started.
I used to believe that I needed a fanciful looking blog that will wow the audience. Pretty much all the successful blogs I like looks awesome and I was convinced I needed the same in order to be successful. Then wow! Nice looking site but where is the traffic? I realize I needed to more content. Instead, I spent another 3 month attending a writing course when I should be writing.
(Btw, my writing mentor shared that the trick to better writing is to write more.)
And this morning, a guru sent me a video of him working on the beach using his Macbook laptop…
I don’t need a new MacBook laptop when my old desktop computer works just fine.
You don’t need new running shoes to start running today.
You don’t need new cooking sets in order to start eating healthy.
You don’t need to have the perfect business idea to start a business.
Only brilliant people can have brilliant ideas, or that the perfect idea will out of the blue land on your head like Newton’s apple. People who buy into the eureka myths tends to believe that the perfect idea will just land on their lap without any active learning/doing required on their part.
You may also believe that some people naturally have good ideas and some people simply do not. That is not true as well.
The reality is that the game changing business ideas you know today probably started out as something drastically different. In most cases, the original brilliant idea were actually terrible or just not that awesome. As the business tyres hits the road, the initial idea evolves or changes as the entrepreneur learns and experience more.
It can be the case that good ideas turn out to be terrible while bad ideas turn out to be workable. Ironically, there is really only one way to find out since you don’t know what you don’t know.
Ready to screw up and learn from it?
Fear, Money, Lack of Support? What’s stopping you?
Let me know in the comment section below. I will do my best to bust those myths.