Listening to the podcast lately I’ve heard Courtland ask guests why they think some folk aren’t getting started and other folks see opportunity everywhere. I’ve been between jobs for the past 6-months so have had some time to ponder this in my own context (new day job starts next week 😊). I’ve always had ambitions to run my own show, but always found reasons to maintain the status quo.
I suspect for me it’s that where there’s many unknowns, I lean towards conservative options, as those options stack up, the idea can’t survive. For example, I can stand in front of a successful retail outlet and come up with my version of their business plan. My imaginary numbers never lead to profitable business, clearly, I’m getting it wrong somehow.
I’ve heard that the best way to learn business - is to be in business - which I won’t dispute. However, I can’t help feeling like I’m missing something. Would a business course help me figure it out? Maybe reduce the unknowns? I’m a mechatronics engineer working as a product tester now. I want to be able to envision all the numbers measuring up before diving in.