It’s said that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, well our 6 year old Bergamasco certainly put that to shame.  At the age of 6 we have 4 new puppies and despite never having been a mum before she is now.  Yes it’s true she’s had to work at it, some parts came easy, some parts harder, some natural instinct and some I’m sure she had made up along the way. But after 2 weeks of this madness the puppies use a mat to pee on, sleep 4 hours and have learnt to call when they need something.  Now I am not saying that this is the perfect scenario but they are all healthy, all strong, all gaining weight.  We didn’t read the manual, well that’s not strictly true, some of us read the manual but Shula, the bitch, didn’t. (She might be smart but reading isn’t one of her strong points!).

So the moral, don’t always try to wait until you have perfection, until you have all the steps in place. Start when you have an idea of the outcome you are looking for and an idea of the first few steps.  It is far easier to adapt and change when you only have a small plan as opposed to when you have a long list or a final presentation. Then you are even more reluctant to change it because of all the hard work you put into creating it, only to find out that your customers didn’t like it that way.

Now the other thing I am not advocating is to make it up along the way.  Always do your research, always ask questions. Only yesterday I asked a question on Facebook and I was amazed at the response from people I am friends with there, people who have no financial stake in what we do but nonetheless were there for us and for that I am eternally grateful. Keep asking, keep getting more information, keep modifying, keep measuring your results.  Plan.Act.Review or Think.Act.Measure

Start small, start lean, keep adapting, keep changing, keep going.