Starting 101 : Get Your Project off the Ground Successfully

worlddominationsummit2013I mentioned in my last blog post I've been traveling across the country to the World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon.

Well, the event is over and it was pretty wild.

I met a lot of great people in person and had the opportunity to listen to some great speakers.

Don't worry if you missed it though - I took a lot of notes and plan on compiling them into an eBook.  Keep your eyes open for the finished product in a few weeks.

Because of the limited time I've had to sit down and write, I wanted to change things up today:

I decided to record a video.

The Topic: Starting

Over the last couple weeks I've gotten dozens of emails (and even a couple phone calls) asking me for advice on starting.

Some people are in the brainstorming phase and aren't sure what to do next now that they have an idea...while others have formed the idea into words on paper, but don't know how to move forward.

While I've answered most everyone's questions individually, I wanted to take this time to elaborate on a specific framework anyone can use to get themselves from starting (the first stage of instigating) to finishing (the second stage of instigating) and, eventually, to shipping (the third and final stage of instigating).

How to Break Through Inertia to Start Your Book, Business or Blog:

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In the Video:

Here's what I'll share with you in this 5 minute video:

1. What is starting and how does it work

2. The three elements of starting

3. A framework for identifying what it is you want to accomplish and how to scientifically approach the problem to figure out a solution

4. A quote from "Boondock Saints" because why not 🙂

5. Why the lean startup methodology is so powerful for solopreneurs and bootstrappers

Enjoy the Video?

If you liked the video, please do 2 things:

1) Share it with someone you know

2) Leave a comment and let me know what you think

If people like what they see here, I'll plan on doing more videos in the future. If you're not so keen on the video, well, I suppose I'll stick to writing and podcasting so you can avoid my ugly mug in the future 😉

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4 comments on “Starting 101 : Get Your Project off the Ground Successfully”

  1. Great video!

    I totally stand behind what you said and believe that Lean startup can give a great framework when starting any kind of business.