Monday, May 03, 2010

You Have to Start Somewhere






















In these days of accelerated communications and "everything else," when a news story or a change of opinion can spread globally  in a matter of seconds,  when we covet  the immediate download and the seamless upload, the hottest links and the most buzzworthy posts, when we covet: comments, members, friends, widgets, badges, apps, followers, subscribers, readers, audiences, affiliates, connections, networks,  resources, attendees, gadgets, navigators, aggregators, geolocators, likes, groups, compilations, goodies, gifts, credits, podcasts, screencasts, avatars,  slideshares, mindshares, tutorials, schedulers, dashboards, filters, editors, white papers, reports, radio, e-books, e-news, e-living, eco, logos, lingo, free time, free stuff, shopping carts, shipping, publishers, promoters, meetings, meetups, webinars, web 3.0, expos, transparencity, authenticity, efficiency, complicity...

it's important to remember that we all have to start somewhere.
So, maybe you haven't launched your blog yet, but you've started ideas for posts and researched what kind of program would work best for you.
That's starting somewhere.

And maybe you haven't published  a book yet, but you have a topic and some chapters in mind, and you're deciding what's the most worthwhile idea to spend time on.
That's starting somewhere. 


And maybe you understand that social networking is important for  your business, but you're still researching what platform is right for you, and establishing who your ideal client or audience is.
That's starting somewhere. 


And maybe you don't have time to read all the latest business books that have come out, but you've still made the time to read some reviews, or a chapter excerpt or two.
That's starting somewhere. 


And maybe you publish a newsletter quarterly, but are working towards a monthly or even weekly schedule.
That's starting somewhere. 

And maybe you need to reorganize your entire home office, but for now you've cleared your desk and set up the work files you need.
That's starting somewhere.


So don't feel bad that you haven't done enough yet. It's all the starting somewheres that serve as your benchmarks and highlight your progress, priorities, and brand. That makes it all the more worthwhile once you mark your path. You'll know when you've arrived.



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