When you buy a new car, you start to see it everywhere. But is it suddenly appearing everywhere, or has the car been there all along and you never noticed it?
Think of that concept when you are trying to find resources to help you launch. You’d be surprised at what is already around you, today, that can help make your idea successful.
What if we told you that you probably already have the connections you need in your phone? However, you must pick up the phone to see. Go through your contact list person by person. You can even vet your LinkedIn connections or Facebook friends. Think about each person and ask yourself, “Who can help me with ___?”
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It doesn’t only pertain to relational resources. Think about what products you have or the people you know have. Are there any physical resources you can get great deals on that will help get you started?
Three keys to remember as you launch with primitive beginnings:
1. Start where you are.
If you wait until the timing is just right, you will never launch.
2. Use what you have.
If you wait until you have all the right resources, you will never launch.
3. Do what you can.
No matter if the timing isn’t perfect, or you need more support, do what you can today. You can make some form of forward progress right now. Take that first step!
And finally, remember that no success is overnight. Great ideas are not born in only a few hours. It takes time and mistakes and corrections to get to your end goal. Try, every day, to push further and further. Take risks, take leaps of faith, and keep going. Then, eventually, you will find the perfect solution.