Doing it all and doing it now

Everyday I meet budding entrepreneurs who want to work on it all.

They want to start a new company (maybe two), write a book, create a nonprofit, throw amazing events, have a TV show and continue live their version of a balanced life.

Believe me, I want to do all those things too. The only distinction is that I’m not worried about doing it all right now. I’m just committed to doing it *right* in¬†general.

Creating great things (books, companies, events) takes focused love and lot of help. And the challenge is that when we’re just staring out we often don’t have a lot of help. We haven’t yet built our team.

Our ability to juggle multiple projects is largely dependent on two things:

1) The complexity of the project
2) How much help we have

The more stuff you want to work on, the more help you need.

You are not Richard Branson, Sheryl Sandberg, or Elon Musk – yet. But maybe one day you will be.

Until then though, chances are you’ll have to pick a couple of priorities and do them well so you can get the experience, money, connections and team to graduate the the next level.

I don’t know you and what you’re capable of. Maybe you can work on it all at the same time. If so, good for you. Please teach the rest of us how you do it.

Lastly, if you feel spread too thin and you don’t feel like you’re getting the important work done, here’s a question for you that I often ask myself

Are you using the excitement of jumping from one new project to another to cover up fear you have to committing to doing the work that truly matters?

 

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