Get a team and set expectations

So I’ll also start writing about what I’ve been learning recently, and this time it’s about business.

To give a little backstory, I’ve been working on business ideas for the last four years or so to no real success. But that’s because I’ve had to learn more or less the hard way as to how to do things, I don’t regret anything, but I’ve learned a lot that I can now share with anyone reading.

One of the things I’ve learnt recently is just how important a proper business plan is, and the people who support this plan are.

Despite having a team, I’ve mainly been working solo as I know most of the aspects that needs to be done to start the projects I’m working on. But while that’s good in the sense that because of my high level of motivation I am capable of getting a lot done, it is overally more detrimental because I can’t readily rely on anyone to pick up where I left off. If I stop running on this hamster treadmill, the entire operation stops. This is bad, very bad. Being a cornerstone is one thing, but being the entire project is another.

The point of my lesson is that I myself need a strong team of people who are just as passionate or even more passionate than I am about what we’re doing. It’s not easy to find such people, but it’s better to take your time to find those people then to rush to tell your idea to anyone who will listen just to have them on the team not doing much outside of a message in whatever group chat you formed.

Be straight up with your expectations from others, it’s much better in the long run. It’s something I’m working on too.