Remember that idea you’ve been sitting on?
I’m here with the swift kick in the pants.
While you’re waiting for the absolute right time to launch that business of yours, someone else is coming up with the same exact idea.
Except they are implementing on it.
Ideas are like water, folks. Really. My first startup, U Sphere, was really not anything new — a portal for college-bound students to connect with colleges.
In my case, the right time presented itself and I launched and didn’t look back.
It wasn’t wildly successful, but that’s okay — I learned a ton. Including what not to do next time. How to test and learn. What type of people to avoid working with — and who to gravitate toward.
Oh yeah, and they probably hit a couple bumps in the road when they launched. But they were — are — first to market. HUGE advantage. Category killer — even though, again, not really a completely original idea. Beside the point.
You. Have. An. Idea.