A simple hack to start
One of the simplest trick I have learnt if you want to start something. Is by giving yourself that thing immediately without delays.
Do you want a job? Give yourself one. Go and work even if it means for free. (incase you want to intern come at visipo hahaha)
Did you always wanted to move out of your parent’s home? well, give yourself home. Don’t wait. Get some money rent a house even it means sleeping down please do it. with in days your house will be comfortable as you want it.
You always wanted to start a business? cool, Give yourself one immediately compete with a name, even when you don’t have a single coin. Get out and just do it.
Recently my friend Kasembo wanted our district (Ntoroko) to celebrate independence day in style (her words). She started a project called “Ntoroko Go Green”. her idea was to have many trees planted during Independence week. To achieve her goal she had to raise money from Ntoroko citizens who are on a whatsapp group. so, she created a pledge list of every member of the group pledging 10,000/= by default. (literally giving them a pledge without asking for it
:) ). she didn’t stop there but continuously kept re-posting the list reminding people they have not yet fulfilled their pledge (the pledge they didn’t even make). As result every member paid that money. And the project was a success.
I Started my computing journey with a simple cisco class. I really really loved to configure routers on that simulator. That good feeling of writing those command lines made want to write software codes. I immediately started calling myself a software developer. while i was in year one my friend Juliet Mpanja worked at an NGO that wanted a website and she gladly come to me with a job to develop the website. duh! i always told her that i am software developer. not feeling ashamed i took the project and spent countless hours on internet learning how to develop a website. That kick-started my journey of computing.
First forward, I started calling myself an entrepreneur, because I really wanted to be one even when I have no single business on my name. I told anyone who cared to listen that I am a technology entrepreneur back then when I was still at university. This pushed me to not ever think of looking for a job. Or ask a relative and friends to find me one, even when I was too broke. I didn’t want to look an entrepreneur failure. As result I had only one way to take and that is to start a business. I started businesses that failed and those that really succeed.
I am currently building a product called visipo (visipo is a tourism app that helps tourist arrange a last-minute tour need directly with local experts.)
Ever wanted to start something? Give it to yourself today. Don’t wait. You will be amazed how things will workout together pretty fast.