Here's news! This is too high-tech for me, but for some start-ups, this is a real boon!
All of the resources and minute-by-minute news can be so distracting!
When you work for someone else, the big decisions are easy. You don't have to make them. When the decision makers decide what to do, they instruct you to do your part.
You are really good at doing your part. You are good at deciding what to do and how to implement the plan you form.
But when you work for yourself, all decisions are yours.
How do you make a decision and stick with it?
How do you NOT change your mind every other day?
I assume lack of confidence plays a part in this as it does in procrastination.
I was going to pay my grown daughter to illustrate my updated book, but today, I called her and said, "You know, I can buy art online very inexpensively. What I need most is DIRECTION and accountability.
I may use a BaseCamp project management product or we may go really low-tech and just use a list on paper, but the plan is that she will call me to be sure I've met my self-imposed deadline each day.
Of course, that brings me back to the question, Deadline for WHAT?
Well, I haven't updated the book yet. I'll do that first. There. That was easy.
If you, too, are having trouble making big buisness decisions (or, I should say, BIG small-business decisions), try this. I'm going here right after I post this entry:
WikiHOW article on How To Make Decisions.
And if you need to be distracted because the decision-making process is making you buggy, here's a site I just found that looks useful:
HomeBasedBusiness.com, a social network for like-minded people. Boy is it hard to find good info among all of the hype!!!