Beginning A Start-up
The start-up culture is full of people who have plenty of ideas but never quite get into the actual starting it up. Much of the delay has to do with entrepreneurs not knowing how to get their business off of the floor. The in-between of the idea and the payoff seems like an impassable chasm. To make it over the bridge, it stats with the first step.
The hardest part is often taking the first step into the fire. The first piece of advice is to simply, do it. Make that first call. Write the first line of code. Design and redesign your protocol. Draw endless sketches of your project.
There is nothing standing in the way of starting then yourself. Make it past that and the rest can fall in line.
Ask For Advice
Do not be afraid to ask for help. We might think that we can master or learn anything, but pride cometh before the fall. When you’re looking to become corporately recognized, find a lawyer. Patenting, find a lawyer, or someone who knows how to help. Whether it’s advice or having them be actually involved, don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Don’t Be Afraid To Be Pushed
One of the ways that Steve Jobs had so much success is that he pushed himself and those around him. His philosophy was the following:
“My job is to not be easy on people. My job is to make them better. My job is to pull things together from different parts of the company and clear the ways and get the resources for the key projects. And to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better, coming up with more aggressive visions of how it could be.”
Although his methods can seem as impassive or aggressive, the way he pushed people brought out amazing results. Many believing, it is worth it in the end.
Starting your business can be incredibly difficult, but the payoff is often worth it in the end.