|Posted on May 13, 2019 at 3:45 PM|
In starting any kind of enterprise, you hope to find people who resonate with you and would like to hear more about your plans and perhaps even be a part of them. You naturally try to create a community around you of like-minded people. In this first phase, you are often still working really hard on getting all the prerequisites in order and in your mind, you might already fill in how other people see you and your actions/business.
This pitfall is a very common one and we all fall for it at one time or another; we think we know what other people want/expect/think/need. And in that presumption, we often forget to ask people for the answer. You might be surprised by some of the answers.
Especially when you start completely fresh or take a completely different turn which people might not expect of you, it may be quite scary to show yourself, to show your work, talk about your visions and ideas. But you never know who you might inspire or help. That is the beauty of this, it could even be a contact of a contact, you never know.
So how do you do that, creating a community? Show yourself, show your work, be out in the open, dare to challenge, dare to make mistakes, and most importantly; dare to be real!