I'm Kayla. A millennial obsessed with makeup, planner decorating, and board games. Working towards a more organized, simplified life one post at a time. #catlady

Why There's No Good Time To Start a Business

There really isn't a good time to start a business. I've been thinking about that concept for a while now and I really do believe the stars just don't align one day making it the best possible time and place to start that project or business idea you've been talking about for months or years. So why not just start now?

There are a lot of people in our lives who constantly come up to Alex or I and tell us about this "next great idea" they have. At first it was flattering because they were taking an interest in what we are doing, and sought us out for help on their ideas. But then we quickly realized after a few failed attempts at helping these people out, that they never actually wanted to start the business they so eagerly talked to us about. We jumped feet first into an idea and when they came face to face with the prospect of it actually happening, they chickened out. They were interested in the dream more than the actual doing it.

It got us thinking. Do people just like to talk about a better future full of nice things and a comfortable life once their idea takes off rather than just doing it? I mean I for one wouldn't have taken the leap into Oh Hello if it wasn't for Alex believing in me. Yet when we believe in their projects they believe even less than we do. Why is that? Why would people rather dream about their perfect life than go out and get it?

I guess I'm writing this as a plea that if you have an idea or a business you've always wanted to start then now's the time to do it. You'll never be in the perfect place in your life where you have mountains of unscheduled time to dedicate to it. It's just not going to happen. But rather than being that person who always talks about opening a bakery one day, be the person who actually does it. Or at least come face to face with your dreams and decide if they're really just dreams, or if you want to turn them into actual goals.

Trust me, there's a lot of risk and scary parts to putting faith in yourself to take a chance. But at least at the end of the day you'll know you tried when others just wistfully dream about it and never get off the couch to do something.

xoxo Kayla

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