I really like the 1st. First of the year, first day of school, first day of the month. It’s like a fresh clean slate. A chance to start something new.
April Fool’s Day. April 1, throws a wrench into the middle of all those plans for the first. Sure, you could start something new today: start a new habit, file your LLC paperwork, get back into your exercise routine. But if you want to do something public, and you want people to take you seriously, you might want to wait until tomorrow.
A friend of mine launch her new consulting firm this morning. Honestly, I didn’t even know she was considering doing something of the sort. It caught a LOT of people of guard.
Is she quitting her job?
Is it just a side gig?
Me? I kicked it around for about 30 seconds, looked at my watch, and dismissed the whole thing as an April Fool’s joke. Which it was, so no harm.
But here’s the thing. I like the first. Not only is it the first, but it’s the first first since I wrapped Easter (which is a very busy season for me). I am totally ready to launch something new. And it’s a Friday, which tends to be a little slower, so I have a little time I could write an email, update the website, and make some of the announcements I’ve been waiting on this Spring. But would you believe me?
So today ended up being not quite as slow as my normal Friday might be – I’m running around and squeezing this post in while waiting for my Genius appointment at the Apple Store. And besides… April Fool’s.
So for today, just some quick advice. Don’t launch your new business venture on April 1. Unless its a joke. Then… Well played.