If there was one thing I could tell you it’s this: There is no good time to start your own business. There will always be something getting in your way or excuses to not propel things forward. May it be a job that you have to work at to pay the bills, may it be money that you need but don’t have. May it be a skill you don’t possess, a piece of equipment you can’t afford, or an employee you can’t hire — there will always be something that makes starting difficult.
Recently, I was talking with Kendi and I said something about our life to the tune of “if only it looked like this…” And she said “Then what? Would it be easier for us then?” After thinking about it for a while, I realized that she was right. Everything is not going to magically collide or align for us in anything we do. Rather it is the work we do, that propels us forward.
I am a firm believer that inertia works in all things. Not just in a physical sense, but also in our decision making and choices. As I am learning, (always the hard way), decisions are easier to make when progress is evident. Progress will not fall into your lap, and the choice to break the pattern of settling is often the hardest.
I don’t say this to discourage you, but instead to encourage you. There is no good time, so start now. There will always be something standing in your way, so accepting and dealing with that is a great first step. And once you have taken the first and, you might as well take the next few as well.