Stop Playing the Waiting Game: Start Before You’re Ready

There is no such thing as the perfect time

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“When X happens I’ll pursue the work I really want to doing.”

  • When I get through this project
  • When I finish this course
  • When I find the funding I need
  • When I save up enough money
  • When I’ve found a co-founder
  • When I have a clear run of time
Illustration by Gemma Correll

“Life is large. But most of us don’t take up nearly the space the universe intended for us. We take up this wee space around our toes, which is why when you see somebody in the full flow of their humanity, it’s remarkable. They’re at least a foot bigger in every direction than normal human beings, and they shine. They gleam, they glow. It’s like they’ve swallowed the moon.” — Caroline McHugh

So why do we do this?

  • 🌍 The internet is the only playing field right now
    Whether or not you’re building an online business, every business touches the web in some way. This is an amazing opportunity to pursue your dreams or build your tribe. More and more people are flocking online and looking for help and belonging, and the barriers to entry are gone.
  • 💻 You can be a bedroom entrepreneur
    From your home you can write and publish a book, make that film, start a podcast or YouTube channel, you name it. You no longer need funding, a swish office or a big team. You have everything you need.
  • ⚒️ There are some incredible tools that make the process easy and fun
    It’s never been simpler to make a quick website using tools like Carrd. Course creation doesn’t need any technical knowledge with tools like Teachable and Kajabi. You can start a podcast in 30 minutes using You don’t need to be a programmer to build your own professional and private community – tools like Mighty Networks and Circle take care of that.
  • 🏘️ All the support you need is at your fingertips
    You don’t need to fly to an expensive conference halfway across the world. Online communities like The Happy Startup School that are focused on connection and collective inspiration are here to help you accelerate your progress and give you the confidence to step out into the limelight.
  • 💡 The world needs you, your energy and your ideas — like now
    Even before Covid, problems were everywhere. But behind every problem is an opportunity. Now more than ever we need entrepreneurs like you to create new IP — ideas with purpose. Stop getting in your own way and instead ask questions like ‘What is life asking of me? What is my responsibility here?’.

Dreams don’t work unless you do



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Laurence McCahill

Laurence McCahill


Designer, coach, entrepreneur. Co-founder The Happy Startup School.