The most important step
The last posts have outlined how to setup, source, list and sell baby and children’s clothing. The same basic blueprint is applicable to almost any product and business idea. It is important to follow and understand each step. I have left the most important step until last. This is the ACTION STEP.
Without this step nothing will ever happen. This step is entirely down to YOU. It is no good knowing something on a theoretical level if you do not apply that knowledge. You can spend thousands on business plans, blueprints, coaching programs, DVD sets this in itself will not make you any money. The most important thing is to take action, NOW! Let’s say that again NOW! It’s no good doing it next week, or tomorrow as we all know that tomorrow never comes. Take action before you are ready. You can spend months or years planning, getting everything just so, making lists etc. Time moves on and you will be left behind or you will never start.
“Once begun the jobs half done” it’s about making a start.
What if I make mistakes? You will. It’s all part of the learning process. During my apprenticeship I was given some wise words which I have never forgotten. I had been working on a project and I had made a big error. I was mortified; my boss pulled me aside and instead of the rollicking I was expecting he simply said “Robert the man who never made a mistake never made anything, learn from the experience”. Mistakes are part of the learning process.
Excuses for not starting. How long have we got? It is possible to find an excuse or alibi for every situation. Here are some to start you with.
- Too old
- Too young
- Haven’t got any money (see my posts on making your seed capital)
- Don’t know how
- Wrong time of the year
- Will do it next week
- No time
- Have got kids
No amount of coaching courses, blueprints, business books DVD sets will help unless you have the desire to succeed. Save your money for unless there is desire there is no motivation. So make a start now, today. Switch off the TV do some research, work out what you can sell to make the seed capital (don’t go spending it or you will be back at square one). See my posts during February about eBay and sourcing stock from charity shops. Use the seed capital to buy in a product or products. Test it small see if it works, do it again and again. If not try something else. Persistence is the key you will find a winner.
More next time