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17 Most Popular Hesitations

by Larry Chiang on June 11, 2014

By Larry Chiang
I see technical pre entrepreneurs as hesitant. If you’re in a tech major, there should be zero hesitation. If you’re near the Bay Area this summer, you should spend 10 hours PRACTICING entrepreneurship.
3 months of summer. 10 hours total
It’s contrarian. But I see these 17 bullet-pointed truths as incredibly self evident.
[In the comments, share your thoughts]

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
The 17 hesitations

The seventeen hesitations in practicing

/1/ Your major is a perfection.
Studying is a perfection. Entrepreneurship is nearly the opposite. Engineering school has classes you can perfect. Entrepreneurship is like yoga. U just remember to breath and no one is perfect.
/2/ Hesitation from analysis
Per 100 units of technically trained people curious about entrepreneurship, I can’t tell which popcorn will pop and which won’t.
The lump-sum-loser category wants to always meet to talk. And discuss. I guess talking and meetings suck cuz they do suck.
/3/ Hesitation from realizing how dumb other people are
A person is smart, but people are dumb. Have u heard this before?? It’s so true.
You’re doing what Robert Ciadini’s Persuasion book says. It says to sell people.
/4/ Hesitation from realizing how bad of an employee other people are

It’s bad

/5/ Hesitation from realizing how PROCRASTINATORIAL other people are

Spend 10 hours to move fast. You can practice doing an 11 minute industry party that you engineer up a tidal wave of momentum, perpetual promotion machine for. EUTWMPPM 

/6/ Hesitation from using your own name because you won’t be perfect

You will be perfect if you mind-meld with me. If calling or texting seems too daunting, then just stalk my 3000 blog posts.

Read my stuff so that we mentor mentee mind meld.

/7/ Hesitation from failing to realize how dumb other people are

I can’t stress this enough. People are dumb. A person is smart. People as a whole don’t have bandwidth to be ‘mentor marketed’ to. Mentor marketing is where you don’t sell people, you mentor them.

/8/ Hesitation from doing a wordpress.

Remember, your blog is simply basic information and nearly no opinion.

YOU CAN’T BE JUDGED FOR BLOGGING: the optometry conference will be in denver. And then adding 11 sentences, two pics from last years event, and then pointing to an Eventbrite page.

/9/ Hesitation from hosting.

Hosting seems daunting but it’s pivotal in gaining early traction. 3 people could show up and it’s a success.

I’ll help you engineer up an event.

/10/ Hesitation keeps you from capitalizing on the fact that 50 year old event planners are uber lazy

Events have holes. Most events are last years photocopy. Execute a solution to make the industry conference suck less

/11/ Hesitation.

Don’t wait to perfect a prototype.

Just sell something quasi innovative that exists already. If you feel like a fraud, combine two things that exist already and create the “new” thing

ENGR145’s Anchor Concept: Lemonade and Gua Gua Guacamole 
It moves you to the right on the entrepreneur bell curve 
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