After 12 years building two Start-up companies and experiencing the acquisitions and mergers world, I have to say, “start-ups are the best education you can give yourself!”
To create your successful start-up business, you need to start with the part nobody else sees, the hidden part— your vision. The start of your business is the vision. People tend to be focused on the how, the mechanics, thinking that is where the answer lies, but it’s not. Yes, eventually you need to learn all sorts of “hows” crucial to the success of your business. But the real key to building your dream business lies in the clarity and strength of the idea—the vision.
You’ve heard me say that “passion” can overrule the sharpest people around you. That is why “more capital” is rarely the answer to business start-up challenges. People think that lack of funding is one of a new business’s major problems. It’s not. Worse, with partners involved, you can quickly run into sunny day bonuses, new staff ad-ons too soon, etc. In the same way that air, water and sunlight are not hard to find, financing is not all that hard to find—if you have a compelling and clearly viable idea and strategic plan for growth. The key is pushing as hard as you can with minimal to no money. Resources are your gold mine and they are willing to participate if the deal is sweet at the end of the rainbow!
Develop your vision.
When you are in a “vision zone”, and continuously cleaning up notes, adding to the content in all appropriate links, telling yourself clearly and strongly enough you are on the right path, this can cause vision in the physical world to happen. A single thought, held clearly and firmly can defeat an empire, as Gandhi demonstrated. And the right thoughts—held clearly and resolutely can Kick Start your Start-Up.
Create the vision of your business with great precision and clarity. This is the groundwork for every successful start-up business that has ever been and ever will be. A vaguely formed, ambiguous vision(ideas) will never start. For a vision to become real, it must be viable.
Write down the vision of your idea with specifics.
Make sure your vision is clear and strong.
Figuring out the “how” comes after the vision and the decision. The How will always come after the What, when your Why is big enough.
Nature takes time to work, and so will the start-up of your business.
How long will it take to wrap you in the right set of circumstances for your start-up business? I don’t know. But it will take some time. And I know this: If you keep focused on your “vision zone”, you’ll begin to enjoy the long term outlook of what it takes to have a company grow. Let go of impatience.
Kick Start your start-up putting your trust in your own resources and in those you look up to!
Nothing is limited—not resources or anything else. You can only limit yourself in your mind.