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
Quitting your job and living a life of “total freedom” gets glamorized and glorified (I’m guilty of this).
But it’s not always what it’s cracked up to be.
There are a lot of things I wish someone would have told me before I quit my job. I would have been able to better prepare myself for the challenges ahead.
If you’re really passionate about being a rogue creator, by all means, go for it. It is most definitely worth it.… Click to read more
I’ve helped thousands of template followers quit their jobs.
Over and over, I’ve seen what gets people to follow through, and what makes someone make the transition stick.
(In other words, they don’t come crawling back to another job when working for themselves didn’t work out.)
One of the strangest things by far I’ve seen is that some people never set a date. Yet they think that it will just happen, eventually.
If you want to make quitting your job to get paid to do what you love a certainty and not just a probability, you need to set a date.… Click to read more
Three times further than you’ve ever run in your life. You’re at the final mile of your first ever marathon, and your legs feel like rubber and your heart feels like it’s going to explode out of your chest.
They told you about this. You’ve hit the wall.
It takes everything within you not to collapse. But despite your best efforts, your knees buckle and you fall to the ground.
If there was any water left in your body you might cry.… Click to read more