Before I begin, I’d like to make it very clear that this post in is no way meant to be a commentary on my sex life or anyone else’s for that matter. This is purely a generic example of how sex is similar in some ways to starting a business.
Over the past few months I’ve recognized a common thread amongst many people who are starting their own businesses:
They are worried that their first business launch won’t be that great.
And the truth of the matter is: in many cases they are completely right.
Businesses often aren’t that great in the beginning and improve over time.
Just like sex.
With practice and experience, sex and business both improve. Prowess in both activities is not intuitive in the beginning, but is gained through trial and error.
And the longer business owners wait to launch their companies, the longer they are delaying any improvement or tangible results.
I have struggled to find a way to make this really clear to new business owners. Their fears and worries are so strong that they often have a hard time really understanding that they are only going to become better business people by actually starting to do business. And my hope is that this blunt analogy will help cut through the mind clutter and clearly illustrate how much they have to gain from pushing past their fears.
Just because the first time might not be that great, doesn’t mean it won’t be awesome later.
So stop thinking and start doing.