How Do You Make Up For Experience?

You can’t. If you’re really interested in an area or idea, but find yourself lacking the “required” experience, the best thing you can do is take action. Start a passion project.

What you can’t do is wait. Here are 5 ways to significantly speed up the process:

1)      Find a niche you’re interested in and immerse yourself for 90 days. How do you do that?

There is no science or formula. Take a thoughtful approach on what interests you and what skills you have. Then put in the work.

2)      Read at least 5 books on the industry within the first 30 days.

3)      Talk to industry experts. Read what they’re writing about. This will give you a much better understanding of what the opportunity is.

4)      Build relationships with community leaders, investors, professors, etc. Always add value to the conversation and maintain those relationships. You will need these people once you’re past the idea stage.

5)      Test your idea. Talk to family and friends. Offer it for free.

If you make it to day 90, then you’re probably onto something.

Most of the time by day 30 I learn one of the following things: there is no idea, there is no market, I’m no longer interested, or my game changing solution was all hype. All is fine - you’ll be able to leverage those lessons with your next project.

If you do this a couple times, there’s a great chance you’ll put yourself in a winning position.

What strategies have worked for you?