I have been talking about Ready, Fire, Aim as a method for increasing the speed of product innovation for second-stage entrepreneurial businesses. In fact, it applies to every sort of innovation—from accounting procedures to customer-service protocols to every type of operational process.
It is also the best way—as you will soon see—to launch a new career or develop a little side business.
Ready, Fire, Aim means disregarding most of the obstacles and detours that waylay others. It means finding and following the fastest path to any objective you set for yourself so that time and all the problems time brings with it don't defeat you. Ready, Fire, Aim achieves more in less time because it puts the correct value on action. It is also a realistic approach, because it acknowledges human imperfection and failure in an intelligent way. In effect, Ready, Fire, Aim is a way of increasing the success you have in just about anything.
Following are several stories that illustrate how you could incorporate Ready, Fire, Aim into your life.
For most dreamers who want to become filmmakers, this would probably be the most sensible path for them to follow:
Spend six months to a year locating a film school that would accept you.
Invest tens of thousands of dollars to enroll in the best program you can find.
Spend two to six years studying film and developing a familiarity with all the major skills.
After you have gotten ...