I thought about putting this in the New Member section but I thought my question would get more exposure here. I`ll start with my intro and then get into my problem. So if you dont want to read my intro start half way down with "Here is my problem:"
I am a 24 yr old aspiring entrepreneur with so many ideas that it sometimes it is overwhelming. The problem is I either don`t know which ones I should follow and which ones I should stay away from. Since I`ve graduated from college I have been actually in the "work force" working for somone else for about 3-4 yrs. Before going to school I always thought this was the way to go...go to school get a good job...thats it. But since I was a young teeneager I`ve always had something telling me that I should be doing something of my own.
So sometime last year when a family member gave me a book that looked interesting, I decided to read it. The book completely changed my way of thinkling and it really hit me that I need to start something. This past year I have been really focusing on transitioning into becoming an entrepreneur. Thinking of ways that I can turn things I love to do into a great succesful and profitable business. I ahve had ideas, but so far things have not been working out so good.
Here is my problem:
I get an idea to do something.
The idea comes from a flash of inspiration.
It has to do with something I love doing.
I think "That is great!".
I think about it more....and more.
I weigh the pros and cons in my head for days.
Think about it some more, then I decide I`m going for it.
I take steps towards brining it to life.
Developing plans, building a site, getting a 1-800, planning, begin building the actual product..etc. I actually beging the process of "running the business". Then I lose interest in the idea. I find out it is not as glamorous as I thought. I can only run the business of certain days. I can only make this much money on this day. I dont enjoy doing it as much as I thought...etc.
This has happened about 3 times within the past year. The GOOD news is every time I go through this I get a step further in the process and learn something new each time that will allow me to go further in the next idea. In my most recent idea I was starting a service based business. I thought myself how to build a website, so I built a great website for the business. I got a 1-800#...everything. Then I started performing the service and I found out I didnt like it at all.
I work a fulltime job doing what I went ot school for and work on these in my off time from work. Does this sound completely crazy here or is this just part of the learning process? I`m not giving up on these things. I`m just losing interest. Anyone have anything they would like to say? Sorry to ramble...