I just watched this video, where a business owner named Dave explains how he went from a struggling business to a successful one without really trying.
How I learned is to take the advice of people who have succeeded without actually trying. The basic idea is that you cannot succeed unless you have an idea, if you are trying to succeed, you actually need to do something specific to succeed. It’s like a law of nature that says if you try to succeed, eventually you will succeed.
The more specific the idea, the more certain the outcome. For example, the success of a business is a pretty vague concept, and a lot of times people think it’s a matter of having a product or a website, but in reality, that is not the case. It takes a lot of specific, focused work to be successful. A book, a blog, a blog post, a webinar, a podcast… the list goes on and on.
What you need to do is to figure out what you want to do and write it down. Then you need to figure out how to do it. There is a lot of great material where people say “I’m going to do this” and “I’m going to do that”, and then they just make it happen. You have to have a plan and a plan is like an engine, and you can work on your plan until the plan is written down.
That’s what you’re supposed to do. The problem is, unless you know what you want to do and you actually do it, then it’s really hard to do anything. I’m not even sure I can even tell you what you need to do in order to succeed without actually trying it.
Like many of those who write for a living, I’m often asked what I do when I have no ideas. I think that’s really the whole point of being a writer. You don’t get to just sit there and wait for your ideas to come to you. You have to have a plan, and I’m not sure you can just sit there and wait for things to happen to you.
This is why writing is hard. In order to write, you have to have a plan. And in order to be able to write, you have to either have a lot of time or a lot of money. I could go on and on about the things I’ve learned about the business world and how writing for me is really hard. But I’ll stop there because you do not want to start with a plan.
There are a million things that you can try to accomplish in business. Some may fail. Others will succeed. But in order to succeed in business, you have to have a plan.
The thing is, you can’t really write without a plan. I’m not saying you need a plan. I’m not saying you need a thousand words. I’m not saying you need to write a million words. But you do need to have a plan because if you don’t, no matter what you try, you won’t be able to write anything at all.
Now, I’m not saying this for the sake of business advice. You can’t just write something without a plan. You have to think with your hands, you have to be able to use your head. This is the point where some people fall down when they try to write things that no one wants to read or that are beyond their expertise. Some people are so afraid of being wrong that they try to avoid any challenge they can.