Starting is the hardest part

I know how you feel

You have a full-time job that’s secure. It has great benefits: health insurance, dental, vision, a generous 401k match…the whole nine yards. In fact, in this economy, you’re one of the lucky ones to even have a job!

You couldn’t possibly quit to pursue some harebrained, half-cooked idea. How would you pay your rent, car payment, phone payment, cable, or insurance? All these things add up.

And forget about working nights and weekends. That’s the time you get to spend not working. There are all the errands you need to run and chores around the house. I mean, the house certainly isn’t going to clean itself now is it?

And don’t forget about the game. Then you’d have nothing to talk about with the guys at the office.

But, no matter what you do, that harebrained, half-cooked idea just keeps nagging at you.

There’s a reason I’m writing this at 1:00am

I’m just like you. I have a decent full-time gig. I was even promoted recently. I manage a small team of sales and customer service people. I also get to wear multiple hats and often have a direct effect on the direction of the company. I like working at the company. We have fun and work hard everyday.

But I also have a harebrained, half-cooked idea that’s been nagging at me for awhile now.

It’s the reason I haven’t been sleeping as much lately. It’s the reason I will be making the hour-long drive down to San Francisco to network a couple times a week. It’s the reason I will be working evenings and weekends. It’s the reason I will be carving out time each day to work on it.

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

-Walt Disney

This marks the start for me. If you know me, hold me accountable. If you don’t know me, get to know me, and hold me accountable.

What is your harebrained, half-cooked idea?

When will you get started?

P.S. If you’re involved in the music industry at all, I’d love to chat.

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