Don’t Let “What You Don’t Know” Slow You Down

Early in my business life, I was a purchasing agent, getting tired of cranking out purchase orders. My friend asked if I would consider going on a job interview as a closing agent at a mortgage company. 

I did not know what a closing was.  My parents never had a mortgage.  I was totally nervous, but I went on the job interview anyway “just for the experience of doing it.”

When I got fired from a mortgage company (I did not get along with the new manager), I decided to start my own mortgage broker shop.  My friends told me “don’t do it.”  I didn’t know how to run a mortgage company—but I would learn as I went along. 

Here’s the thing. 

You’ll never know everything.

You’ll never know what you don’t know.

What you don’t know doesn’t matter, either.

If you have a passion to do something.  If you know in your heart that you can bring something unique to the world.  If you know what the worst-case outcome would be. 

Don’t let fear hold you back.

Don’t let staying put until you “do more research” hold you back.

Don’t let what you don’t know, slow you down.

Because you will learn by doing.