How to finally get started with your business idea

Have you been dreaming of starting a business?  Check this out to get a little help to finally get it started!...I remember sitting in my cubicle, with cloth walls surrounding me - or should I say caving in on me - with the sterile glow of a fluorescent light above my head.  I had to stand up and look 50 yards in either direction just to catch a glimpse of sunlight.  I still remember the best few minutes of my day was when I got to walk underneath a huge tree that stood just outside the building near the entrance of my corporate day job....I remember sitting in my cubicle, with cloth walls surrounding me – or should I say caving in on me – with the sterile glow of a fluorescent light above my head.

I had to stand up and look 50 yards in either direction just to catch a glimpse of sunlight.

I still remember the best few minutes of my day was when I got to walk underneath a huge tree that stood just outside the building near the entrance of my corporate day job.

To do this day, I don’t really understand why that tree inspired me to believe that I could start a business, but it did.

I would walk under that tree and just dream of the freedom to be able to run my own business, while exercising creativity and not be stifled by the corporate machine.

As odd as it sounds, if that tree wasn’t there during those tough times when I was mustering all the energy just to believe that it was possible, I don’t think I would be where I am today.

Occasionally I drive by almost as if to say “thank you” to the tree that helped set me free.

I know this all sounds pretty dramatic, but it was real for me.

And as a result I know how important it is to have something to hang on to for inspiration.

So today I want to share with you a video interview with a friend of mine who had a similar journey to mine.  He is a very talented entrepreneur and is just an all-around great guy.

Topics covered

  • How to get past the fear of failure to actually do what you’ve been dreaming of
  • How to avoid waiting too long to get started by a perfectionist mentality
  • How to decide what type of business you want to do
  • Lessons learned about how to finally get a business started
  • How to manage your time when you are working 40+ hours and then trying to start a business
  • What you should do to get your business growing, rather than waiting for customers to come
  • Books, tools, and resources that helped us on our journey

 Watch the video

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14 Comments
  1. Kate

    Awesome video interview with your friend, scrivener coach! Thank you for posting it to your website. The video addressed so many of the issues I’ve been dealing with. It gave me practical strategies and most of all, inspired me to keep going…mistakes and all. Thanks again!

    • Bob

      You are welcome Kate! Glad it helped!

  2. Musinguzi Begumisa

    You always keep me up to date with all the relevant information about handling finances the Christian way, Bob. I appreciate… The video has been so insightful and has addressed some issues I am facing as a new business owner. The procrastination bit hit me hard! Thanks again!!

    • Bob

      Thanks Musinguzi – I know what you mean about procrastinating – it is a bear to overcome!

  3. Tomeaka Fladger

    I too found the video to be awesome. As a matter of fact I plan to play it again on my drive home today. I have an idea conceptualized in my head and have let the fear as well as the idea that it has to be perfect right out of the gate. I am inspired to really get out there and get it done before the end of the year. Thanks again.

    • Bob

      Go for it Tomeaka!

  4. Irene

    Great inspiring interview! It’s good to know that knowledge and experience come with action and it really motivates me to start implementing ideas now) I wish Joseph lots of success and fun with his business and thank you for posting this interview!

    • Bob

      Well said Irene – and you are welcome!

  5. Simon Villeneuve

    GREAT thoughts on how to balance work at home with family at home. This has been the biggest struggle for me building my own online business.

    Loved hearing about your late Friday nights and early Saturday mornings. Thanks guys!

  6. Tracy Stella

    Excellent content! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Marilyn

    Thank u for sharing ur video…excellent content…Im desiring to start a small bake shop…

    • Bob

      You are welcome Marilyn!

  8. Jarrod

    Hey Bob,

    I am so glad that I came across your website and blog! I felt like you guys were discussing the current situation that my business partner and I am in right now! With my limited time constraints (full-time job, getting married in a couple of months, graduate student, etc.) and my partner who has a full-time job, wife and two children, it has been a real challenge to find time and keep moving forward. I have been very blessed to have a business partner that is a good, Christian man. We definitely have differing personalities, which usually compliment one another well. I am very strategic, see things in the long run, and willing to jump right in, and my partner is more analytical and likes to perfect things before proceeding. This has been great for the both of us!

  9. David S

    Really enjoyed the video. Working on getting an affiliate – email list business up and going. Struggling day to day just to do what I need to do. Have been beaten down by others a lot in life so don’t have much encouragement from others, but his was encouraging.
    thanks