Have you wondered if you are ready to start that business you have been mulling over for months? My guess is that a little fear has crept in and that you are trying to apply some logic to your decision.
My Dad used to say that choosing to have a child defies logic. His point was that if you made the Pro/Con list on paper, that the cons would far outweigh the pros if you weighed every line item the same. Choosing to start a company is like choosing to get married or have children–it defies logic. To that end, you may need some assurance that you are not completely crazy.
Here are a few signs that you are ready (the full list is over here at INC.com):
- You keep an idea journal and you are past page 2,
- You share solutions to perceived problems with everyone to the point of annoying everyone,
- You found your tribe of business weirdo’s and they replaced your sports weirdo’s on weekends,
- You wake up at 4am thinking about your idea . . . again.
Though these are shared with humor – there is much truth buried in there. Looking for support that you are ready to leap? Sit back and audit your behavior – maybe you already know what to do next.