Monday, January 19, 2009

Don't get Stuck on "How"

As I'm coaching someone through a career transition and especially into the formation of a business I find they often get stuck on the "how".  As an idea begins to form thoughts begin to enter their mind: "I don't have the money for that", "I don't have the time", "I'm not smart enough", "I don't know the right people", "No one will take me seriously."

If this describes your thought process I encourage you, as I do with my clients, not to get hung up on the "how" and instead focus on the "what."  Until you fully know the possibilities the "how" doesn't even matter much.  I've found that it's easy to get hung up with worry before an idea is halfway developed.

So take the time in the beginning to fully develop your "what."  Only then should you start planning the "how."

1 comment:

Dale Baker said...

Great blog post...reminds me of being in college. I had a dream to become a drummer, but I wasn't that good (or so I thought) and I always felt like I wasn't doing the "How" right...I think what I was doing was keeping myself focused on the "What" and eventually I found that my goals were attained (though it took over 10-12 years of pursuit!) I found your site through Dan at Crimson New Media (btw)...