Ready, Set, Wait...?
You've developed an idea and created a plan.
It's not perfect, and not airtight but a plan none-the-less.
There's a definite beginning, somewhat of a middle, and a hoped for, predicted end.
But you can't sit down and get the first word written. Or make the first pitch or sale's call.
You're frozen. But why?
We're innately born to avoid risk. It's a survival instinct and one that we are ingrained to abide.
Whether you're trying to build a clientele, promote your services or use a platform like kindle publishing for your self-publishing goals, the most important step to take is the first one.
Let me say that again.
The most important step to take is the first one.
Without taking the first step, action is impossible and you won't be able to meet your productivity or kindle publishing goals.
Analysis by Paralysis
Too often we're risk adverse and try to wait until we have all the answers and every solution figured out before we proceed.
You can spend hours, days, weeks, months and even years waiting to know it all. And guess what?
You never will.
There's always something to learn, to tweak, to optimize.
The more you analyze all the factors and wait to act, the further you are from achieving your goals.
The guys at Self-Publishing Podcast are great at being distracting, but also offers tons of advice that can apply not just to writing, but productivity as well.
Sean Platt partners with David Wright and Johnny B. Truant, and on the podcast Sean likes to say that when it comes to writing "perfect is the enemy of done".
If you think about it, that's perfect advice for everyone. You don't need to make something perfect before you launch it, design it or promote it.
To get started, make a plan and take that first step. You can change course once you begin.
See where the path takes you. Evaluate where you are and then decide if you're on the right path.
But you'll never get where you want to go without that first step.