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Stop thinking and do whatever it takes!

What do you do, when you no longer know what to do?

How many times over the years, have I been facing these situations where it looks that there was absolutely no tomorrow, that I had no longer anything to lose, these situations where planning was absolutely and totally non-practical and not to say unequivocally overrated and did I survive?

When facing the unknown, facing disaster, the more you plan, the more you plan, the more you prepare; the more you are facing certain death. There are no revenues coming in and, the longer you plan and prepare, the more certain someone will beat you to the punch introducing your great idea to the world before you or beating you to the finish line getting the job that you are so desperately trying to get.

Unless you have enough money in the bank to allow you to survive while you are thinking or need tens of millions to get underway, a full-blown business plan does not make any sense. Roll up your sleeves, define your niche, embrace hard work, act your way into learning and take a first step toward your goal. Pause and repeat building that learning into your next step and walk your way up.

What do you have to lose?



Michel Ouellette JMD [jmdlive.com] is a Public Affairs & Communications Strategist, a miracle worker for entrepreneurs, executives and social innovators.