Work In Progress

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Work In Progress
JKL Tip Think of things that you are not making, or doing because you are too worried about them not living up to standards and use Just Do It as a mantra

I love when we can appreciate that being a work in progress, figuring things out is the work, but all the while, we can be a masterpiece. If we’re taking on any pursuit that has a chance of being remarkable, then a few things have to be in place
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One, we have to realize that it’s likely a long tail opportunity. What does that mean? It means that to be successful in today’s day and age, given we’re not handed a business, win the lottery, or start out with money, then we have to make a bunch of tiny bets, try things out, build a network one person at a time and invest piece by piece, without any end in sight
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We also have to enjoy this process (or else it won’t work)
If we understand this basic premise, then we’re ahead of most
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Secondly, if we understand this, then we need to realize that in order to keep up with the consistency required, we will have to become excited about publishing less than perfect. Because of the volume required, we have to work quickly to test products, create content, collaborate AND – the tradeoff in the early days, is that we don’t have time to make any of it perfect
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Finally, if people aren’t supportive of these “less than great” ideas, we can’t dwell on it for long, we need to move on quickly, so use the quote if they don’t get the picture, cut them out of that frame. To clarify this does not mean being rude, ignoring them, or arguing. It means doing what you have to do to not have them impact your process, your speed and your appreciation that en route to the goal it will be a work in progress


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