I’m calling BS on the idea that you have to have a business plan before you start your business.
I started freelancing on the side when I was in college. I didn’t have a business plan, I just wanted to get some work for my portfolio.
When I decided to take my design business full-time, I didn’t have a business plan. Instead, I had enough clients to be able to quit my day job, and the motivation to find even more.
I didn’t have loans, I didn’t rent a separate office space 5 miles away. When I first started, I worked out of my dining room. Then, we moved and I got promoted to a separate home office (our 2nd bedroom). To tell you the truth, I work from my dining room most days, and coffee shops once a week.
Needing these things is just an excuse to not get started. Society has built it into our minds that we need these things, you’ve built it into your mind that you need these things.
What’s the real reason? What’s the bigger picture behind why it’s taken you sooo long to start your business? Fear and doubt are emotional excuses, while money and office chairs are physical. Let’s get real and cut the excuses out of the equation.
If you don’t believe in your idea enough to get started, how can you expect anyone else to? ( Tweet This )
Now, a year later, I finally have a business plan, organization chart and editorial calendar that I actually stick to. I still don’t have an office outside of my home or loans.
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I want to hear from you –
What has stopped you in the past from taking the next step? How did you get past it?
I know that everyone reading would love some extra encouragement!
If you’re still stuck in the idea phase, I want you to make a declaration right now, in my comments (if you’re ready to) to hold yourself accountable to taking action.