Action breeds action.

A new friend told me this quip today, and it really rang true with me.

His example was that he had, during college, taken advantage of an online deal to go to Boston from Austin, TX for $114 for a weekend. It was a one-way ticket, and he had no good friends in Boston, at least, not yet anyway.

But he proceeded to inform me that he ended up flying back by way of Chicago. And all of this with the simple catalyst of a cheap and ‘easy’ ticket to Boston.

His point was that ‘Action breeds action.’ And it makes sense, however simple the idea. By going to Boston, he forced himself to engage with reality and understand exactly what he was going to do.

For me, it has been such a process. Someone asked me today how you start at the beginning with a startup. And, just now starting on business #2, I found myself at first, at a bit of a loss. But then I realized that the process involves a few key steps.

Here they are in no particular order:

By moving to Austin, away from the majority of my support network and my ‘past life’, I had fairly well committed to starting the studio. And regardless of that, for better or worse, I found myself in Austin.

An open canvas and a new set of paints.

Action breeds action.

 
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