Many people who dream of starting their own companies (including me) go thru the illusion,
My idea need to be unique, world changing and Google / Facebook / Apple big!!! Otherwise, it is worthless to start.
While, ambition is a good thing to have, I think we should mix it with ample doses of reality. I always remember an inspirational quotation I read somewhere,
Your head should be in the sky, but your feet should be on ground.
I made the same mistake of waiting for that one idea, one light bulb moment for good part of my college life and first job. Then, I realized that even to change the world with a big idea, I must start small.
And then, things moved rapidly and I could create my own business.
So, today I am inviting you to do the same. Go ahead and figure out a small business idea and generate your first dollar online (or offline). Come back and share your experience with us.
You feel awesome and uplifted when a stranger becomes your customer and pays you for your skill / product.
Here is an inspiration video by David Heinemeier of 37Signals fame encouraging start-up owners to make money.
PS: the phrase “its not rocket surgery” is from David’s talk.
PPS: 37Signals blog is a good source of inspiration and knowledge if you want to start a business.