However, I've found in lots of cases , as have many of my Self-Employed and Employed Colleagues, that when it comes to getting started, people love a 'good talk' or a 'good boast' or a 'good old moan/whinge', but rarely move with clarity on their word. This is not to say that everything has to be written in blood to justify how serious one is - but more about there needing to be a general 'Rule of Thumb' that says that....
We must spend less and less time:-
Wasting other peoples' time
Having our own time wasted
We need to get crystal clear about our vision and our objectives.
We need to seek the most authentic support / help / advice accessible to us.
We need to find the right people to work with by being civil, professional and direct about who we are and what we hope to or plan to achieve.
People need to hear honesty NOT bullshit!
We need to not only Plan / Schedule, but actually Act on what we set out to do with Deadlines set - in order to monitor our progress - thereby being able to tweak our goals/plans as we move forwards or change direction for the right reasons (sometimes we just have to abandon certain projects or parts of projects)
But the only way we'll find out, is if we take calculated risks by making a start, continuing forwards, gaining strength and momentum as we make progress.
So, let's just 'Get to It' and 'Enjoy the ride' :O)