Like many, you may have just finished shopping, wrapping, and giving a few gifts to others. As the year winds down over the next few days, there is now an opportunity to start that process over again with the result potentially being a gift to yourself for the coming year. You may have at one time wished you could start a business or simply do work that you truly care about. What a nice gift that would be to at least go through the steps of finding out if that were even possible for you.
One very small thing can make such a huge difference in an outcome. In the case of the words wandering and wondering, it is one letter. The words sound very similar and when spoken by some can sound interchangeable...but they are most certainly not. When it comes to business, wandering is the brake whereas wondering is the gas. Whether you move depends on that one letter.
It's an amazing statistic that, on average, a person will try and fail at achieving a goal less than one time. That means that an enormous amount of time no action is ever taken to even make a goal possible. They key word there is "action", because unless you do something to move you towards a goal, it is only a wish.
The last thing most people think about when starting a business is how they will end it. Yet, in many ways you should consider how everything you do from the beginning will affect your ability to exit the way you want. Let's assume that after many, many happy years of running your business, the time has come to sell and move on to a different phase of life. Here are some things you might consider from the onset that could make a big difference in your experience moving on.
Before you start a business, it is important to consider the things that will be required to be successful in that business. This is especially true when the business requires that you interact with people, and it is pretty hard to find any business completely absent of that. JumpBunch, for instance, is a business where people drive things from every angle, almost like the wheels on a car. If one tire is low, it affects the performance of the vehicle as a whole. A blowout of a tire stops you in your tracks. By carefully considering what has to be done for success, considering if you are able to do it, and realistically asking if you will do it, the road to owning your own business can be one that leads you to where you want to go instead of where you simply end up.