It is hard to work with early-stage entrepreneurs and not find oneself constantly advising folks to just act. Just make the next call, schedule the next meeting, do the next thing on the to do list. In early stage ventures momentum is a magic ingredient, and getting momentum more often than not requires taking action. After all the very thought of starting something implies actually doing; not just thinking or talking or planning. And yet I couldn’t help but be struck recently by a sign hanging in the home of a friend that offered the exact opposite instruction.
May 12, 2012