I’m starting a series called ‘Building A Start Up’. It will include useful tips that really helped me personally in the process of building a successful business.
It’s quite a daunting task starting something that you’ve been dreaming about and you are really passionate about. Especially when you want to live up to certain expectations you have of yourself. There's so much out there, so thinking stuff like 'how will I be different or stand out... will people like what I do?' is real and can be discouraging.
Where do you even start?
I started by writing everything down…
- steps I needed to take in order to achieve my goals
- my vision of where I want to be
- research I needed to do
- people I needed to approach
I enjoyed putting my ideas to paper because it felt as though they were coming to life and I also had a lot more head space.
I asked a friend of mine for advice and she suggested I put my primary goals and tasks in the form of an inspiration board. I am a visual person so I need to see things in order to work them out properly in my head.
Do whatever works for you but my advice is to have something in your workspace that reminds you of where you are going and where you want to be.
"If you don’t know where you’re headed, you’ll never know how to get there." - Jasmine Star
What’s an inspiration board?
It’s a compilation of your vision, goals and what inspires you in a visual format. So if you are inspired by the ocean, you could put up pictures of the beach, sea, a boat etc. You can put words up, bullet points of your main tasks and quotes that inspire you too. Mind maps are also great for organising ideas and putting them to paper. I like adding colour and drawing pictures on my mind maps.
I will be sharing a post on ‘Building A Start Up’ every Wednesday for the next 4 weeks so be sure to come and find them on my blog.
Need help? Drop me a mail or comment below and I’ll get in contact with you. Also, if you have helpful advice, I’d love to hear from you so please share via the comment box.