No Shortcuts - Step by Step

My journey continues to launch Sloane Golf.  I have a lot of very legitimate excuses to just stop.  Active baby.  Demanding job.  Sloane undershirt business.  Husband.  I will fully agree that I am stretched time wise, but don't believe that should STOP progress.  It slows progress, but should not stop it. 

I worked with a college aged designer on the logos.  We went back and forth over about 2 months to get things to a good place.  I like where the brand is going, but of course have no idea if I can guarantee success.  The next step is to put the logo on some clothing and see how it looks.  I want to start with hats because they're basic and I don't need as many color/size combinations. 

This part of the process is called building a prototype.  MVP (minimum viable product) is the goal here.  You don't need it to be perfect.  Just make something and start showing it to people.  Do they like it?  Are the colors bad?  Get feedback and keep iterating.  

If you can break the process down to baby steps, then things feel a lot easier.  Its too hard to try to conquer everything at once.  Just ask yourself what is the very next thing you can do to progress.  

I love Martin Luther King Jr's quote related to progress.

“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

When you are so busy and feel like you just can't make progress on your side business be ok with crawling.  I am crawling with the progress on Sloane Golf.....and I am ok with that.  I am not beating myself up.  This is all I can give at this time.  I actually enjoy seeing the mini-steps that I am taking to bring it to life. 

Be patient.  Just keep going.