Episode 237 | The Biggest Roadblocks to Your Success
Link: Startups for the Rest of Us
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Lack of a clear goal
Not having a clear goal and knowing what you want to do makes it difficult to figure out where you are headed and what you need to do to get there. It also decreases motivation.
Solving the same problem over and over again gets boring.
If you have no product or product idea your number one goal should be to validate a product idea and start working on it. Then it should change to getting revenue for that product. Then it should change to a dollar amount. Then you should multiply that.
Your goal changes over time.
If you don’t have something you are working towards it really is a roadblock to your success.
Building a product before finding customers
There are some products you can build quickly that you don’t need to validate. The validation is you put up the landing page and start charging people.
The days of sitting in your basement and writing code for six months is over.
Lack of focus
Work backwards and develop a plan to get to your goal. Create a timeline. Making it a step by step process to getting there is going to keep you from wandering.
Focus the media that you consume.
Figure out if you are being distracted. If you are figure out why.
You have to build a plan.
Unwillingness to move out of your comfort zone
It becomes way harder doing everything yourself
A lot of people are afraid of doing things because they are afraid they might fail at them.
You shouldn’t be afraid of failing at things you should be afraid of not trying them.
Having an unhealthy consumption to production ratio
Go on a media diet.
Stop reading and start acting.
You cannot possibly learn everything yourself. It is good to learn from other people’s mistakes.
Working yourself into the ground
Don’t work until you have health issues and try to work through them.
Work in sprints then back off and give yourself time to recover.
Entrepreneurship is long ball.
You have to be aware of where you stand emotionally and physically.
Get natural sunlight every single day.
Recognition is more than half of the issue.