They are the best remedy for shiny object syndrome.
So many people long to get into a business of some sort. They hunt around for that perfect method. The make money fast solution. If they took the time spent hunting for the make money fast solution and put it into actually building a business. They likely would be making money by now.
Businesses are built, one brick at a time. Not all bricks are what goes into buildings. Every concrete step you take to put the pieces into place to start and run a business, is placing a brick. It’s building a foundation. You might need to modify a brick or even change it, but the bricks need to be there.
It’s so easy to get caught up with shiny objects. Promises of fast returns on little effort. That’s all they are, promises. The methods themselves, they can actually provide a business base most of the time. Just not one that is going to happen fast. You still need to make choices and start building the bricks to create the foundation. Every brick needs to add to the value and operation of the business.
A foundation is going to take time and effort. With enough time and effort, some businesses will reach a point they will generate passive income. If you built it with that plan in mind and the bricks needed to make it work.
Late last year, I finally took steps to start building a publishing business I’d been considering for sometime. See, thinking about it, is not creating bricks. Taking steps to actually create and put some product out the door, that’s laying bricks.
My next bricks, they always have to answer the question: How does this brick add to supporting putting products out the door and promoting those products? If I can’t answer the question clearly with a clear path of actions, the brick needs to get pounded to sand.
Now, my mission is to focus on the long game. To not judge if the business is winning in the short term. It is a business that will build over the long term and needs many more bricks in place to be sure of a firm foundation.
How about you?
Are you making bricks and adding them to a strong foundation?
Or are you chasing shiny objects to find that easy business?
Shadowspub is a writer from Ontario, Canada. She writes on a variety of subjects as she pursues her passion for learning. She also writes on other platforms.
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