It requires a whole different skillset which can be easily acquired if you know where to look.
Startups have a lot of moving parts that come in all kinds of shapes and sizes that need to fit together seamlessly. I call this the startup machine and the reason why it’s so hard to build a startup from scratch is that more often than not, founders don’t have a complete blueprint of the various processes that need to be put in action when starting from scratch.
So I talk a lot more about the startup machine in my free course – Modular Startups. But basically, if you don’t have a clear roadmap of what to expect and how to design and implement processes for yourself, for your product, and for your team, you will end up struggling for months with no end in sight. And unfortunately, that is the case with most founders. Especially, the first-time founders, the student founders, and anyone trying to adapt their business to succeed in 2021. You see even though everyone hears about how difficult and demanding it can be to build a startup from scratch, somehow, we all underestimate how tedious things can be when you start handling day-to-day operations.
You will be to walk into a room full of investors with such outstanding confidence, knowing that there is no curveball they can throw at you, that you haven’t already figured out ten times over
In the beginning, it will seem like a piece of cake, but very quickly things will start piling up, you will start encountering problems that you didn’t even think would be problems, and that would only be the beginning of all your problems. You’ll soon feel the need to start spending money on every little thing to make progress, and eventually, you will be stretched thin – financially, energetically and willpower can only take you so far. But the thing is, it doesn’t have to be like that, at all.
You see, there are processes and methods and certain kinds of practical planning that you can do before you commit to any business idea that gives you such clarity of mind that when you do get to work, you know exactly what your next steps should be, you know what types of problems you will come across and solve them way before they even become problems. You will be to walk into a room full of investors with such outstanding confidence, knowing that there is no curveball they can throw at you, that you haven’t already figured out ten times over. Building a startup is a lot of work, but it doesn’t have to this crazy, wishful journey if you’ve taken the right preliminary steps.