“Eliminate the time between the idea and the act and your dreams become your realities.”
– Dr. Edward Kramer
When I first heard Dan Kennedy use this quote, I furiously scribbled it into my notebook. I’ve kept it close ever since.
It’s a HUGE success secret.
One of the hardest lessons for entrepreneurs to learn is that no matter how great your idea is … there are probably dozens if not hundreds who have had it before you … and did nothing with it.
Ideas are GREAT, but they are cheap. If all you have are great ideas … or if you sit around endlessly refining your idea instead of acting on it (however imperfect at the time) … you’ll end up sucking wind and losing big to the guy or gal who gets it to market quicker.
You learn more with a week of real, live market feedback (note: NOT silly focus groups, but legit market feedback) than a year of “thinking it over really, really, really hard.”
Oh … I don’t want to go too fad-like on ya … but the previous sentence is a BIG, DRIVING LESSON you can and should take from “Web 2.0.”
P.S. Sorry for the slow posting lately. I’m neck deep in spec’ing and having a custom sales and CRM system built using Filemaker Pro. For years, my business has run on a hacked-to-death version of Goldmine. Now that I’m … for the most part … going to a Mac only shop, it’s given me the
excuse reason I wanted needed to have a shiny new system built just for me.