There was something great about the ability to experiment with an idea before committing to it and before sucking other people’s money into it. When it didn’t work, it didn’t work. No need to pivot to save face or get your investors whole. Just shut it down and tinker on another idea.
*The ability to tickle ideas and see how they react is powerful. Don’t get over invested in an idea or business that isn’t and will not work in the market.
My Musings will be a new category on this site. These will be writings that I’ve most likely written in the past. These could be spur of the moment thoughts that are incomplete as published, they could also be more full formed. I’ll try to included a note somewhere in each post to indicate changes and updates to the original. In the past I’ve used apps to capture an idea or thought and saved it to Dropbox. To the file saved in Dropbox I’ll add something like “Posted” to the end of the file name so as to not post the same item more than once.
GID = Get It Done.
Some things should, no, NEED to be done. Make a distinction and start doing. The time for talk is over. Make a choice and take decisive action. The time to start, the time to DO, is NOW. This might be your only shot. Second chances aren’t guaranteed.
No more excuses. If it’s worth doing, it’s worth taking to completion. FINISH! That’s what winners do. Be one.
“When adults and kids see the power of self-direction and realize the benefits of mutual support, they tend to seek it out over and over again.”
via Seths Blog: Three ways to help people get things done.
People can inspire others. In doing so, it can create a sort of self empowerment that enables people to see and create at a higher level.
One of the things that has caught my fancy are tweetups (meetups with people one has met online, typically via Twitter). Some of the best conversations are had with people in these real life meetings. Some are just one-on-one, others are large groups, sometimes with as many as 25 or more people. Some of the best ones have just a few participants. Smaller groups usually create openings for each person to contribute. Smaller groups also foster a closeness and openness that large groups may crowd out. Some people are shy in larger groups and their thoughts and ideas are hidden from the conversation in such settings.