Attorney | Law Professor | Investor Business Advisor | Public Speaker

"A goal without a plan is just a wish."

"A goal without a plan is just a wish."

Attorney | Law Professor | Investor Business Advisor | Public Speaker

2019 is here! Now what?

Jared Miller Ventures

It is 2019! You have two options to select from that will dictate your future:

Option 1: The easy choice! Keep doing exactly what you are doing and wait for the “right time” to truly strive for your goals. You have found success, you have found comfort, and it is actually easy to just continue to ignore that itch in the back of your head and simply rationalize it away by using surface level excuses.  This option pushes you to wait a little longer on your goals until you do such things as the following:

“pay off this last bit of debt,” or

“get your company’s website just right,” or

“have the perfect business plan and competitive advantage,” or 

“get your friends and family onboard,” or

“blah blah blah.” 

Option 1, the easy choice, is exactly the option that the overwhelming majority of people select year in and year out.  Generally, these are good meaning individuals with ambition and developed goals, but many times they are subconsciously fearful to take a leap. Please do not get me wrong, the reasons above as well as many more are perfectly valid considerations when evaluating whether to wait on going forward or whether to act and go after your goals with everything that you have. The flaw in the premise of Option 1 is the reality that there is never a “perfect time” in business. In the same vein, there is never a “perfect” path to accomplish any bold idea.  In any successful business or with any great idea there will always be things to perfect, preparations to make, and obstacles to overcome. The key to understanding goal setting and success is not to let perfection get in the way of progress, which leads us to Option 2. 

Option 2: The harder more fulfilling choice: take that leap and scratch that itch!  The first step to Option 2 is to remember that no matter how successful you are, or how much money you generate, there is still room to grow. There are no limits or constraints on feeding your purpose. As we speak, there are countless people across the world that have reached the pinnacle of their industry that are still putting on their clothes to go to work or hunched over a computer doing research. The grind NEVER stops.  And grinding is exactly the bridge needed to get from your goals to your success. Grinding takes many forms and here are a few things you can do now to set yourself up to effectively take that leap and progress forward:

  • Extensively study the industry that you want to enter to ensure that you know what you are getting into and cultivate what you can bring to the table.
  • Extensively research the upstart costs to launch or enhance your business.
  • Determine whether anyone else will be involved in this venture.
  • Take a look at your finances (savings, disposable income, credit score, assets, borrowing power, etc.).
  • Contact Jared for more…:-)

6 Comments

  1. Nicole S on at

    Great stuff and I am beyond ready for 2019!!! And contacting you.

  2. Linda on at

    This is great, Jared.

  3. PAtrick Mann on at

    I totally agree. Progressing reasonably, responsibly and intentionally is the name of the game.

  4. Sophia Miller on at

    Jared, reading this post was exactly what I needed. Like you said, 2019 is here and I am really excited to see what it has in store for you and for me. This post is really motivating and is something I plan to revisit periodically because I feel it has the power to truly hold me accountable! Great read and I look forward to more posts!

  5. Andrea on at

    Very informative piece! Fired UP!!!

  6. Stan on at

    Great information. Heads up, I will be taking a couple of these gems for myself!

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