I frequently get asked how to start a business and I’ve found that while some people might want a five step answer, they’re really just looking for a real and “touchable” concept that they can relate with and apply to their business idea, so here is another concept that might provide you with a good “Start-Up Pick-Me-Up.”
I’ve copy and pasted this from a Facebook message that I wrote to a person regarding how to start a business. This person was frustrated with how long it was taking and how many obstacles they were encountering, so with that context, please enjoy this and feel free to pass it along to anyone else that you think needs it:
Thanks ____, well, it sounds like you’re getting things figured out a little better then. If it helps, here’s something that might give you the right motivation now…
If you’ve ever read the book the Tortoise and the Hare (rabbit), then you know who wins the race… the Tortoise, although he is a ton slower than the speedy rabbit. The cool thing is that no matter how many times you read the book the Tortoise always wins. The Hare never wins because the hare always gets side-tracked and distracted from the goal and when the hare looks at his competition he thinks he has time to spare, so those distractions grow and get him further and further off track. As long as you stay true to the course and keep moving, you’ll see that just like the hare, you’ll cross that finish line with amazing success… but it probably won’t happen overnight and it will require diligent work, but just remember… every time you read the Tortoise and the Hare, the Tortoise always wins and so can you if you keep moving at a steady pace towards your goal.