Brainstorming 2017 over beers.

Mindset is everything

Everywhere we go, people complain about how hard it is to start something.

They complain that all the money is in Silicon Valley.

They make excuses about all the time they don’t have available.

Are. You. Kidding. Me.

Starting a company is the easiest part of the process. In fact, it’s never been easier.

Here’s the thing that Silicon Valley has over you, your city and your community: it’s the mindset.

People in Silicon Valley don’t talk about doing something, they build a prototype. They talk to people. They iterate.

If you get to spend any time in Silicon Valley, you’ll quickly notice that there’s an incredible sense of urgency. (For better or for worse.)

They’re not smarter, richer or more connected than you. They just make things. Quickly.

Instead of worrying about how hard it is to start something, turn your attention to how hard it is to get past the stages you’ll need to conquer

  • At $1 of revenue, you change from a startup into a business.
  • At $1,000/mo of revenue, you’ve got a side hustle on your hands. THIS IS GOOD.
  • At $10,000/mo of revenue, you’re a solopreneur and you’re probably ready to leave your day job (if you haven’t already).
  • At $100,000/mo of revenue, you’re on your way to going big. GO YOU.

I’m not saying it’s going to be easy but you’re not doing yourself any favors complaining about local investors or anything else you think is slowing you down.

The only thing between you and your success is you.