The 8 hard things about entrepreneurship. See them coming and learn how to deal with these.
Do you sometimes have an idea for a business in your head? Sometimes, it's a small and amusing inkling. Sometimes, it's something you're serious about?
But how to know whether or not you should give it a go? Is the idea any good? Will you be passionate about it? Do you have what it takes to get it off the ground?
Since the world is complex, you can't see the finish line or simulate all the steps. You need to learn through action!
Here I write about how to figure it out!
What type of entrepreneurship are you in?
Entrepreneurship is a big term. A bit too big. Knowledge or advice about entrepreneurship is inherently only applicable to some of it.
By breaking it up into the two main and very distinct types, it helps you see more clearly what the right strategy and path for growth is. And to know what not to do.
So, which one are you? Are you a "Freelancer" or an "Entrepreneur"?
In the last post, I focused on the importance of creating a metric that allows you to track whether or not your work is having the desired effect.
Even more powerful is being able to track whether or not you've done the work necessary to reach that effect.
It's difficult to make that translation. That's part of your experience as an entrepreneur. But it allows you to do some nifty things. Check it out.
Everywhere I go, focus seems to be important. But if you're anything like me, you resist focus. Because it means that you don't get to do the other things. "There are so many exciting options." "Won't I miss out if I focus and cut off options?"
So, in this piece, I'll explain why I (have come to) believe focus actually helps me. And I share the mental loops my brain jumps through to convince me otherwise.