The first step IS a doozy, the second...not so much

Finally have our own domain name today -  And it took a while to get here, but it was worth it.  God's timing made the right tools and the right webhost and everything else fall into place.  Well, getting started with anything including a creative idea, a business decision, or even a recipe for E-Z Creme Cheese Pastry requires a change in thought and a shift in gears.  But if you pray, get solid information, ask questions, do your homework and check twice - it probably won't be as bad as you think.

First the change in thought.  You have to go from saying, "HOW AM I GOING TO DO THIS!?", to "This is how I'm going to do it!"  The initial question is great, it can get the juices flowing creatively, but it doesn't help if you're still there months down the line.  For me, the shifts comes from basically research and lists.  I research what I want to do no matter how unusual and I'm specific.  For example, not just "surfing", but "peruvian felines that surf long boards" (think I'm kidding check the video).  This way you can start to get a feel for what you are really looking to do, to see if the idea has been done or has merit.  Then it comes time to list.  I make lists of everything.  List the steps in a specific process or find the list during the research part and modify it.  The lists keep me organized, without locking me into a singular way of thinking.  That's the change in thought from "I don't know" to "I don't know, but I'm going to find out."

Next is the shift in gears.  It can be difficult to know when to stop planning and to start taking action, but the main idea is do a little action for each planning phase.  I really love to have structure and everything laid out ahead of time, but I have found it usually quite impossible to have everything in place prior to beginning any step and it may not need to be (with the exceptions of IKEA furniture assemblage, and surgical operations - kind of important to have all your tools at your fingertips.)  When you venture out, take a safe or logical step.  Try a step that everyone has voted is the best one to take first.  You will have the added confidence of more minds on the action as in Proverbs 11:14 Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety. (KJV)  It's not talking "groupthink", it's talking about getting wise, experienced advice for help.  So the first step IS a doozy, the second...not so much.  In this manner you can get stronger and stronger as you mark the progress you're making - and journaling (or blogging) for some is a great way to "see how far we've come" making the second step just a little easier if not quicker, than the first.  Oh and I'll post the recipe for E-Z Creme Cheese Pastry in my next blog.


Always in HIS service,

Bro. Troy