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A Career-Changer’s Checklist: Twelve Common-Sense Questions to Find Your Career by Warren E. Wyrostek

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Chapter 10. What Do You Need to Get Started? (Laying a Foundation!)

Here we are at question 9 in this series of diagnostic questions.

This question can be phrased in a number of ways:

• How do you want to do this?

• How do you get started?

• What do you need to get started?

• What do you need to lay the foundation?

Projects of all sizes and shapes—no matter if you are building your own home, erecting a skyscraper, learning a foreign language, learning a trade, or writing an article—all have one thing in common: They begin somewhere.

Sometimes it takes more time to begin a project than it does to actually do the project.

For me, the toughest part of any job is laying the foundation, beginning the project, and gathering all the pieces that have ...

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