It’s been a long, bumpy ride since embarking on the journey of a startup. In that time we’ve met so many people, had so much support, and learned an incredible amount.
For me, that journey is coming to an end.
Coming to the end of one road presents many new opportunities and there’s plenty I’d like to do with what I’ve learned.
In particular, having spent time in startup-land I’ve observed countless companies spend far too long planning and delaying the launch of their product. I've done exactly the same many a time.
This fear of launching is is a common theme and I suspect even seasoned entrepreneurs find it difficult to do. Putting anything out there for the world to ridicule is daunting, whether it be designs, blog posts, or products. Heck, I've been sitting on this blog post for close to two weeks now.
Like many things, however, practice makes launching easier.
That’s why I’m taking inspiration from Pieter Levels and challenging myself to launch 12 startups in 12 months.
The goal here is not to make 12, billion dollar companies but rather practice rapid prototyping of ideas and getting them to market. To conquer that fear of launching.
It’s called 12 startups in 12 months but in reality, it’s more like 12 products in 12 months. Given my finance background I expect the majority to be fintech related but who knows, maybe I’ll do Facebook for dogs. Chances are most if not all will fail but I’ll learn heaps more in the process and get over that fear of launching.
I’ll share my embarrassments and hope it inspires people to overcome their own fear of launching too.
In the meantime I'm available for consulting at kanshuu