A Generation of No Excuses

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 11, 2011

no excusesAs the children of baby-boomers, we have all heard the stories of the preceding generation that worked hard. They walked miles through the snow to get to work and school. They had to actually go to the library and rent books to learn. They were the generation that didn’t have what we have.

Decades later, the offspring of the baby boomers live in a world of constant connectivity, real-time communication, and most importantly, an abundant amount of affordable and readily-available resources. We can actually achieve the dreams that our preceding generations couldn’t always grasp. This is especially true for those individuals who have entrepreneurial dreams.

If you have any sort of dream or aspiration to build a product or service of consequential value, now is the time to do it. The time is not tomorrow, not later today, but now. The longer you wait, the farther away your dream will be. Many people will advocate that getting “real-world” experience is beneficial to starting a business. While this argument has some points of merit, I think that most entrepreneurs will tell you that you will learn the majority of all the lessons when you actually do it. There couldn’t be a better time to strive for value creation, creativity, and yes, financial independence.

Can all the aspiring entrepreneurs please stand up?

Regardless of what area of expertise or interest your entrepreneurial hopes lie in, you will have a plethora of resources, tools and individuals who can help guide you in the right direction. If your area of expertise or interest exists in web technology or the internet space, then this is absolutely the best time to start a company. No questions asked. The variety of resources that you have at your finger tips can allow you to learn, test, build and test your ideas quickly and cheaply.

We have no excuses for why we can’t try to start a business. I have taken the leap and I encourage you to as well, if you have ever dreamed of being an entrepreneur. By no means is this any guarantee that you will succeed. However, we all have the ability to try. Recent examples of big entrepreneurial successes are present everywhere you look, from the online world with examples like Facebook and Groupon, to offline examples like Airbnb and Zipcar

If you have some form of hesitation, reluctance or doubt, I hope that this post serves as a wake-up call to take action. Now is the time. You won’t begin learning until you actually do something. With that being said, get up and get going. If you need help or have any questions, email me and I will try to help point you in the right direction. Mark {at} inputladder {dot} com. I wish you the best of luck.


About The Author

Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson is Co-Founder of Under30Experiences, a travel company for young people ages 21-35. He is the original Co-founder of Under30CEO (Acquired 2016). Matt is the Host of the Live Different Podcast and has 50+ Five Star iTunes Ratings on Health, Fitness, Business and Travel. He brings a unique, uncensored approach to his interviews and writing. His work is published on Under30CEO.com, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Huffington Post, Reuters, and many others. Matt hosts yoga and fitness retreats in his free time and buys all his food from an organic farm in the jungle of Costa Rica where he lives. He is a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers.