When wanting to start a project to generate income, be careful not to get stuck in the dreaming and preparing mode. Yeah sure, you want to be intentional about which direction you’re headed, but remember there will be a lot of trial and error in the process so just starting is vital to your success.
If this is your first project, why not start with something small you can complete in the next two months. This will take the pressure off of needing to find the “perfect idea” and will give you a sense of urgency with the limited time frame.
Start, stay committed, and finish. Then immediately start the next project. Don’t hesitate or you will talk yourself out of things. Just keep working and the constant progress on a project will give you great momentum. You can evaluate and reevaluate every couple months to see if you are still headed in the direction you really want to go and whether your projects are truly taking you there.
Claudia does a great job at this. Back in the beginning of December, we decided to write a book on goals and life planning and gave ourselves 30 days to complete it. I think it was within two or three days of finishing it, Claudia had already started writing another book! This one she decided to finish by the end of February. And you know what? I think she’s going to make that deadline too! She’s an incredible inspiration to me.
Don’t get stuck in dreaming and preparing mode. Start with something small and see it through. Then evaluate. (By the way, I am reminding myself of this too as I think about new ideas and projects. Trust me!)