Getting Started

I’m kicking off a new feature, called “300 Words, 2 Minutes.”

Each day, I’m going to do my best to share a couple of minutes of insight – on topics covering business, entrepreneurship, marketing, education, technology – and, sometimes, just something personal.

A short podcast will accompany each day’s segment, so that you can consume the content the way you want – on your commute, working out, or just sitting at your desk.

I thought I would kick off the very first 300 Words, 2 Minutes with a few thoughts on Getting Started.

I know a lot of you have some really great ideas, or life-long passions that you haven’t acted upon, simply because you don’t know how to get started.

I’m going to let you in on a little secret – nobody is ever going to tell you “now is the time to be awesome!” “Hey – time to quit your job and go all in on that great startup idea!

If you’re waiting around for that invitation to start living your passions, you’re going to wait around forever. There won’t be a mystical sign from the Universe that says “now is the time!

You simply have to take the plunge, and start taking concrete actions toward your goals. Take a class. Start a side project. Collaborate with a local non-profit.

The same holds true for gaining life and work experience. There’s always a first time for everything. Many of the projects that I took over the years involved technologies and experiences entirely new to me at the time. In fact, these were some of my most lucrative projects.

Growth comes from putting yourself at risk, and taking on new challenges.

You won’t know where your boundaries are, until you decide to go find them.

I look forward to sharing 300 Words, 2 Minutes with you tomorrow.

Go, and be you.


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