“Until the really “great” stuff comes along, do the not-so-great stuff.
The not-so-great stuff always leads to the great stuff. Whereas doing nothing pretty much leads to nowhere.
And do it with a passion.
The Universe”©Mike Dooley, http://tut.com
No one likes doing data entry or doing meaningless task that you may feel has NO relevancy to your visions or goals. I agree that these task may be redundant at times and can be beyond boring, but since you have not enough money to invest in hiring people doing that job, you will need to do it yourself. Actually, doing it yourself allows you to learn more about some of your future responsibilities, especially during start-up. As you grow the business, you will need to train your staff, and who better to do that than you, especially if you have worked on these mundane tasks. More you know, less people will likely find a way to fool you. Know everything about your business, especially when you start growing it and work your butt off to get to the more exciting and challenging tasks ahead. The not-so-great stuff you need to do now is a must to get to the great stuff. Most importantly, do it with passion.
Nothing should be too small or too big for you to do, as long as you know where you are headed long term. Like for many newly graduated college students, they will all start with as beginner and climb the ladder from that point forward. No one can get hired directly to a CEO position, but if you can prove yourself that you are worthy enough to get to where you want to go in life, I am sure you can reach any position you can dream off. As for the entrepreneurs at heart, learning from doing these medial task is still essential for your long term success. Never undermine these as they are helping you build some foundation to your knowledge base. Be the jack of all trade, and always look at everything you do as something new you are learning everyday.
Dr. Dan Amzallag, PhD, MBA, CLC
Author/Inspirational Speaker/Life Coach