My attention span is short. I get super excited about ideas that eventually fade away in a couple of days. I think this is one of the main reasons why I don’t have any strong hobbies. I work feverishly on setting up an online t-shirt store, or writing a book, or learning to code, and giving up by the following weekend. I cannot remember the last project that I have actually finished.
Which is why my urge to start a business feels strange. It has been there for the good part of a decade. Granted, I haven’t done anything on this either, so I don’t know if it is just as bad or worse than my short attention span for other things, but that changes today. I want to start a business. Of course I want it to do well, but even if it doesn’t, it’s just one of my bucket list experiences that I absolutely have to do. Now I just have to decided what kind of business to start.
My current fad is podcasting. After hours of listening to Start Up by Gimlet Media, I now have a false sense of confidence that podcasting is a great idea for a business. They make it sound challenging, but doable. For a seasoned radio producer and former business consultant that is. Of which I am neither of. But ever the optimist.
I have 2.5 out of 8 essential business skills, slightly socially awkward interpersonal skills and no experience in producing audio of any kind (not sure high school film and tv class counts). But I feel I have a good sense of what the finished product should sound like and the ability to craft a story. The rest I can learn along the way.
As a kind of accountability tool I will write weekly posts on what I actually did to take a step closer to starting a business.