Welcome to a little blog series unpacking the logic of the Go Get Em card game! This post is the final piece in a series of five, discussing what makes the game what it is, and hopefully we'll learn a little something about running a micro-business along the way!
This is where the rubber hits the road. Anyone can have an idea; even a well-defined idea. So why doesn't everyone own their own micro-business?
Because it's tough - it requires a lot of hard work. You may as well hear that now. Even creating a micro-business to just sustain one income - your own - requires considerable emotional investment.
There is some good news, though; there are many ways forward, and you don't have to do everything at once. On the contrary, the difference between an idea that makes it into reality, and one that doesn't, more often than not, is simply little-bits-often over a long time.
So thinking about what to do next is not so much about what needs doing. Thinking about that s*** will intimidate you out of doing anything at all. It's much more about asking about what can be done. It's taking stock of where you're at, and asking what the next brick to lay is. Even if it takes you an entire day to lay a single brick, after a hundred days, you'll still have a wall of hundred bricks! That's a hundred more than you had before!
Finding and cultivating motivation is an entire discussion of its own, and probably worth a blog post itself some day. For now, though, try not to ask how you're going to do something; just start with what. A simple step you can take. Plan it. Take it. And importantly, celebrate. Let yourself revel in the excitement of having done what you set out to do - no matter how small it was!
So what's one thing you can do today, to nurture your dream? Just one tiny thing. Give it a go, see what you learn, and plan the next thing! One step at a time.