For the past several years I’ve wanted to launch a business that helps people do more of what they love, but something has stood in my way: a whiteboard.
I would tell my wife, “You know what I really need to make this happen? A whiteboard. I’m a visual person, and if I only had a whiteboard where I could capture all of my thoughts I could finally launch something great. I’m not linear. Writing plans in a Word doc will never work. I’ve gotta have a whiteboard.”
This went on for years until three months ago. I had a free afternoon and I did it. I drove over to Office Depot and bought the biggest whiteboard I could find. It’s huge. Like, wall to wall. It’s a perfect landing pad for all of my thoughts and ideas.
I came home, screwed it into the wall, and stood back with my hands on my hips feeling totally satisfied and ready to take action.
“Tomorrow, I’m going to fill that thing up with ideas. All kinds of ideas.”
Guess how many times I wrote on the board over the next three weeks?
Wait, what?! Why?
Because it was never actually about the whiteboard. Just like it’s not really about the new computer you think you need to make it happen, or more “time” (as if we’re all walking around with access to different amounts of time), or more contacts, or a quiet studio, or whatever else is stopping you from starting.
It’s not about the whiteboard. It never was and it never will be. What stops great people from doing extraordinary things is much deeper than that.
So what’s really stopping you?One thing that may be stopping you is knowing where to start.
On March 25th, I’m launching my new book Reset: How to Get Paid and Do What You Love into the world for just this purpose: to show people where and how to start.
The book will be available on Amazon, Kindle, and eventually as an audiobook. In the meantime, you can pre-order the Kindle version for only $3.99 here: http://amzn.to/1GvX5lU
Now go and start something!
Hi! I'm Dustin.
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