Chapter 1

The Hardest Part: Starting




Right now there is a suitcase next to my bed that hasn't been unpacked from a vacation weeks ago. I am a procrastinator. Fortunately, I'm also a perfectionist. Once a job has started, it must be done right. It's just that starting part that trips me up. Whether it's cleaning mountains of clothes off the floor, reading unread emails, or writing an entire book.

Here's my challenge to you: overcome what is keeping you from not building that clever app festering in the back of your mind. Embrace whatever will tip the scales from doing nothing to doing something. It might be as simple as convincing yourself, “The time is right”.

Swear this oath … by turning to the next page, I promise to actually begin the ...

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