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When I made the decision to start investing in myself earlier this year, it was because I knew that I wanted to get back out on my own in 2017. It was a pretty squishy, undefined goal without much of a plan of attack.

But I knew I had to get the ball rolling if I was ever going to get there. And so I started by meeting with lots of people, having a lot of conversations, and doing a lot of introspection.

For a few weeks in February, I had an informal standing call with a friend of mine who has been doing his solo project for the last 4 years. At the same time, I was working through a formal 12-week program 1-on-1 with a coach. As the two of them helped me to define what types of skills and work were important to me, things started to take shape.

I played around with some ideas, bounced them off of more friends of mine, and things got a little less fuzzy. Then, one particular conversation in early March really hatched a basic framework for Unreal Collective.

At that point I decided to curate a group to test my assumptions and hypotheses. I would start that group the first of April, I told myself.

But then I got busy at work. Priorities slipped. It wasn’t a good time, things were always changing, and it just seemed daunting. All the while, I was only accountable to myself, so it was easy to let things slide.

Finally, I scraped the resolve together to go for it. Not long after that, I decided I was comfortable leaving my job and going solo full time.

And our first micro-community kicked off in mid-May.

There is a popular business axiom that says that everything takes twice as long and is twice as expensive as you first predict (true). And so it’s important to get the ball rolling¬†and start making steps to whatever you’re working towards.

If you wait for the perfect time, you will always be waiting.

You have a week from today to get the ball rolling with Unreal Collective and start working alongside a community of others invested in your success.

If not now, when?

Learn more: https://unrealcollective.com