While listening to Seth Godin on The Tim Ferriss show yesterday, I learned one of the simplest strategies to scale up and become a more successful entrepreneur.
Seth spoke on how focusing on the “small” can help you streamline the systems and processes that will eventually help you scale up. Being “small” gives you the freedom to experiment and gives you real-time feedback on what works and what doesn’t.
Here’s the best part: you can’t screw up when you’re “small.” If you have, then you’ve really screwed up! Here’s where the details come handy, which tends to get lost in the thick of thin things when the focus is one scaling up.
I think it’s better to focus on a few small projects than one big one. Why? There’s too much at stake. And there’s a lot to loose! When you focus on small projects, you break it down to simplify the different parts that make the whole. You also are forced to streamline the process for getting things done. And instead of focusing on a 100 people, you learn to lead and manage one, three, five or 10 people.
A few small wins are better than one big loss. It adds up to build your credibility and confidence.
Master the “small” to scale up further. If you can’t master the “small” scaling up doesn’t make any sense.