Small Business Advice Of The Day

Not a daily piece of small business advice, but an occasional gem as I stumble upon them.
Today’s nugget is from Steve Pavlina. If you’ve not read Steve’s blog it’s well …

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17th January 2007 at 1:18 am

Not a daily piece of small business advice, but an occasional gem as I stumble upon them.

Today’s nugget is from Steve Pavlina. If you’ve not read Steve’s blog it’s well worth dipping into once in a while or sticking it in your RSS aggregator.

What I love about this particular piece of advice is it takes something we all tend to fear and turns it into a fantastically positive force for progress.

Fail your way forward. Recognize that Ready, fire, aim is superior to ready, aim, aim, aim. Straightforward trial and error produces better results than endless vacillating. If you’re afraid to make decisions and act on them in the face of ambiguity and uncertainty, get a job. Failure’s lessons are essential to success.

It’s common sense when you think about it, but isn’t all the best advice?

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Alex is the founder and editor of SmallBizPod, the UK's first podcast dedicated to small business, start-ups and entrepreneurship. Alex writes about topical small business issues, entrepreneurs and anything else that catches his eye here on the small business blog. http://www.smallbizpod.co.uk

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  1. Just found your post. I wrote a small piece on Steve’s point too called, Is Failure Good?.

  2. alex says:

    Hi Dawud, thanks for the link to your own post on business failure. Steve must have inspired hundreds of posts, reactions and comments. Glad we’ve connected through him though.  I’m also really impressed by your approach to web design – I like the simple, healthy ethic.  I enjoy web designing too, but am self taught as you can probably tell!

  3. Certainly Alex, it’s my pleasure. And thank you for your kind words about my work. I, too, am completely self-taught. I just get lucky with designs from time to time.

    Don’t underestimate your own site design. It’s great. Clear, easy to find my way around. Blogs offer a great opportunity to get people lost. And I find yours to be to the contrary.

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