If you’re reading this, I want to encourage you. You may or may not know this, but you’re much closer to achieving what you want than you think. Want or trying to create a product, business, travel, help others? You can achieve any of this and more once you consistently incorporate certain thoughts into your mind. I want to take this time to breakdown the issues, dispel the myths, share my own experiences and other examples of creating a starting point for yourself.

The “Perfect” Start
There is no such thing. Myth debunked. We often feel as though we need x amount of money upfront, the perfect equipment, the perfect business plan, which could be further from the truth. Most people think in terms of starting off on a large scale rather than starting small and working upward. Don’t worry, I thought the same thing at one point. The truth is that there is a pattern, the people who you see that are successful have all done this at some point. Creating a starting point for yourself consists of

  1. Learn the goal
  2. Define the goal
  3. Research the resources and tools you can utilize to achieve the goal.
  4. Step out and achieve that goal
  5. Learn and adapt as needed.

15713478778_5ca6299c77Lack of money, fear of failure, making a mistake, wanting to be perfect, being considered different or weird, if you read or watch anyone who’s ever made you want to do something special, you’ll see that they’ve all been through it. One or numerous failures never means the end. You learn from your experiences, and then regroup. If you’re still not convinced that starting somewhere is not worth it, ask yourself these questions.

  1. Is it better to learn while doing, or not learn at all?
  2. Will you not regret trying?
  3. What’s the harm in just trying & see where it leads you?

You will be surprised what happens when you do some research & ask a few questions. Even now, I drop as many e-mails as possible to try and gain more opportunities. I’ve overcome so much fear that it doesn’t even phase me anymore. My first attempt at crowdfunding led me to a HR job, and there was a time where clicking the confirm purchase button on Amazon for equipment was a tough thing to do. Equipment is resell-able, money is always attainable, but opportunities are very limited.

The Mindset
Someone or some event in our lives captivated us to where we want to do or project the same feeling that inspired us onto 2996851664_52c315c745others. Typical thinking is that because we are unable to do the exact thing we want in a relatively short period of time, unsure of where to start, hit a roadblock, or hit frustration because of the results or lack thereof, it automatically becomes hard, or not worth it.

Are you really going to allow success to pass you by because you are temporary unable to bypass a problem?

Think of the proper mindset like this, if you don’t reach out, you know you won’t get it. But if you do reach out, the chances of getting what you want automatically increases. Learning, creating, and problem solving is what makes success much more worth it. You can make money, but knowing that you accomplished something that others were not even willing to try and powered through is a reward that’s both internal and external. Share this advice with those who you feel could use it, provide encouragement to the next person.

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Thank You for Listening,
Brandon

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