You would not believe some of the emails I’ve received from people over the years.
I’ve heard the worst.
From paying thousands (or tens of thousands) on website design only to have it turn into a small claims court nightmare, to taking two years to launch their site because they wanted to make sure their message and logo was “just right.”
This is on the extreme end of the spectrum, but everyone I think to some degree struggles with the tech side of their business.… Click to read more
Every great movement needs a headquarters. A basecamp where you can strategize your takeover of the space that you’re in.
Creating a powerful digital basecamp is essential for every aspiring entrepreneur and trailblazer.
Yet, so many people get lost in the details. Many get overwhelmed with decision fatigue before they even start.
Personally, I’m tired of seeing people mess around with trying to get their website and email list set up for six months, only to give up because they just don’t “get it.”
Conversely, some people launch, but never really gain any traction because their basecamp just isn’t working for them.… Click to read more
Another sun sets and you wake up thinking, “maybe this is the day.”
You pick up your phone and Facebook streams and your inbox fills your head. Other people’s priorities and the digital noise seeps in.
Of course, this happens almost automatically. Most of the time you’re not even consciously aware of it.
More than anything, it just adds to the confusion and overwhelm of launching.
It’s hard enough already to know where to start.
- How do you figure out your message and what makes a good website?
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The stats are not very good. 8 out of 10 businesses will fail in the very first year.
But that’s not what’s really sad.
The numbers don’t exist on this, but I imagine they’re even worse. Most businesses fail before they ever even launch.
They never actually get to that point where they put their stake in the ground and put up their “open for business” sign.
Through working with thousands of budding business builders, the patterns are clear.
I’ve found that most people never launch because they’re obsessing over their website or message forever.… Click to read more
Earlier this week I received an interesting question from a reader:
“Jonathan, what do you do when you have too many ideas? How do you know which one to pick, and which one is going to actually sustain your passion long term? I feel like if I could just be confident in where I’m going and know a general path to get there, I could finally get started.”
The thing that’s not interesting about this question, is I get some version of this all the time.… Click to read more