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Bethune-Cookman College was founded in Daytona Beach, Florida by educator Mary McCleod Bethune in 1904.

Get Out There!

POSTED: August 18, 2009, 6:59 pm

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A successful business consultant recently told me that intelligent people oftentimes do nothing, they are too busy waiting for the “right” time, the “right” place, the “right” everything. There is none of that. You have a great idea? Get out there and put it into action!

Wow! It’s that simple. There’s a lot to be said for planning… building your website, for example, getting the message just right, your business cards…but at some point, you have to leap and get your product out there. Get ready to be wildly successful! It’s only out there in the world, that will you hone your skills, focus your message, and understand what it really takes.

A friend turned me on to serial entrepreneur Peter Shankman, founder of HARO. He was the keynote speaker for the Affiliate Summit East 2009. Check it out: Lots of great lessons. When you are inspired, get into action, and figure it out on your feet. Worry about all the details later. The answers will come and your business or idea will morph itself into what it needs to be.

Sometimes fear and insecurity can keep us inactive and looking for a partner or someone to validate our message. I would be first to suggest a consultant or coach, but fling the doors open and ask questions later. There is no “perfect” moment.

If you have questions or comments about getting out there contact Sandra A. Daley at or visit her at http: If you liked this article, you might enjoy “Boy, Is My Job Stressful!”

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