Friday, December 18, 2015

Six Traits that Will Help You Start Something

Are you ready to start something?

Maybe it’s a new business or a side project.

Or a book that’s been brewing in your heart.

Or an online course where you can share what you’ve learned with others.

Whatever it is, there’s no better time in history to start something. You can self-publish a book in a matter of months. You can source a product from China and sell on an Amazon store. You can set up an Etsy or Shopify store in a day. I know people who are doing all of those things right now.

And there are courses, blog posts, consultants to help you every step of the way. It really is the golden age of starting something.

Because it’s easier than ever, it’s tougher than ever.

Everyone has the same advantages and access to the same suppliers. Everyone is an email away from an outsourced designer. The tools are are on the bottom shelf, within everyone else’s reach.

Right now, someone else is working on your exact same idea.

So how are you going to beat them to the punch? How are you going to make it happen in an age where everyone can do it too.

Here are seven traits you can’t outsource, import or crowd fund. These seven things are your competitive advantage, and the character traits that will help your project succeed. Read more

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