Start Before You Feel Ready

Creating a platform to share my ideas and help people grow was always something in my mind, but I never really had the time or the courage to start. I am not a perfectionist at an obsessed level, still, I am someone who likes to be proud of the end result of his/her work. So, for example I knew before starting that you should prepare 20 to 30 blog posts and you should start off right in terms of scheduling and posting them if you are going to start a website. You should know exactly what you are going to do, who you are trying to reach and deciding what emotions your site is supposed to evoke in the reader, as well as all the social media stuff.

Planning is good. photo: @burst

Don’t get me wrong. I like to be organized, to keep bullet journals and all that. Yet, if you really plan out all of these steps and write/create without sharing; then, you are going to miss 5-6 months of possible readers/users, won’t discover what you like and don’t like, and the world will not see what you do and give feedback.

The Personal MBA is recommended. photo: @the_bookneighbourhood

One of the ideas I like from The Personal MBA was that when you are trying to come up with a new product, make sure you show the prototype to as many people as possible and try to get their ideas, or else if you wait for it to become perfect, you may never get to the end or end up with a product that is not in demand.

The prototype is your first attempt at creating something useful, but it won’t be your last. Your first will be embarrassingly poor and incomplete, and that’s okay. 

Josh Kaufman

So, this pretty much sums up why I immediately started my blog as soon as I found the name (Millennial Lawyer) and did not have an agenda of my first months of blog posts. There is a Turkish saying “Kervan yolda düzülür” (caravan is made up on the road) meaning “make it up as you go along”. Sometimes, you need to take a leap of faith and see where it will take you.

Kervan yolda düzülür./ Make it up as you go along. photo: @tomas_malco_malik

I am sure there are many of you who chose to make it up as you go along and happy with how everything turned out. I’d like to here your stories in the comments down below.

Until then…

Featured image: @david-bartus


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