Monday, March 19, 2007

The Art of the Start

A couple of months ago I saw Guy Kawasaki's book, "The Art of the Start" on my friend Shyla's desk so I decided to pick it up and it's great!

In it Guy says, "It's not how great you start - it's how great you end up."

I know I have stalled starting things because I didn't feel I was ready or I didn't feel that it was as good as I wanted it to be so these words sure rang true for me.

Start things when they're "good enough" - then work to make them better!

9 comments:

Anne said...

... and that's how I ended up doing this crazy wedding photography thing... life just gets better every day. ;)

Tim Halberg said...

sounds like a good read!

so... the news????

|| davidjay || said...

haha! You already know dork!

Tim Halberg said...

lol... yeah, but I think maybe one or two others might wanna know ;-)

And besides, I wanna see some video!

Gerald & Airika said...

I'd like to hear the news since I don't already know...and I'd like to see the video too...whichever one Tim is talking about! :)

|| davidjay || said...

:) lol...I haven't really told anybody yet...I will try and get a little video up tomorrow though.

Paige Kearin said...

Guy is a great author...and he makes a good point. I talk about how I observed this to be true in the people I've interviewed. You have to live life as a verb...and living as a verb means not waiting for perfection. I am good at doing this is some areas but am challenged by it in others.

Luke Walker said...

good post, and i totally agree! sometimes things that start off so ugly can end up so great. how many bands have we paid huge money to see or listen too, and then once they get big they conceed that they started in someone's basement using hockey sticks as a mic stand? or wedding photographers in gary fong's situation, starting out of their bedroom in their parent's house.

sometimes we don't think we are in a position for something great, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't be ready for it!

Scott Robert Lim said...

thanks for the book rec, i'm gonna check it out! I love Guy's blog too.