For almost as long as I've been posting here, I've encouraged every single person who has asked me to get started. Do something. Do it now. Quit waiting. You get the idea.
I hit the last straw this morning though and I hereby officially recant my advice to every single person I've given it to in the past. It's mis-guided and I've done you a great dis-service.
Here's my new advice, and it's only new to me. If you read the people who disagree with me, then it's not new to you, either.
Take action AFTER you have a well thought out plan.
Over the last few weeks and even months, I've read "plan" after "plan" from people who couldn't think their way out of a wet paper bag. There's just no way those "plans" would work. They're not even "plans." They're just diagrams of a way to throw ____ on the wall and see if it sticks.
So, for all of you new people who are looking to get into this business, take a breather. If you're broke and getting kicked out of your house this afternoon, turn off your computer and go cut someone's grass. You don't need to attempt starting a new business until your life is stable.
If you're stable, then sit down and read. Join the War Room. Take part in the discussion when you can.
Make a plan.
Only then should you start taking some action.