First Move or Endgame

Which One Is Literally Important to FOCUS ON?

The first move or endgame: which is more important? Well, it depends.

If you are playing a game of chess, the first move is key because it determines what your opponent does and how he moves. Winning a game of chess hinges on that one crucial opening move!

The same goes for business owners who want to launch their businesses successfully. But if you are playing checkers instead, then the endgame (or final stages) becomes much more important than your opening play since there will be no new moves after this point.

This blog post discusses which type of action is better: taking an initial risk with potential positive outcomes (first-mover) or gathering information before moving ahead (endgame). 

The first step is always the hardest

If you’re like me, you’ve probably spent many hours and days debating whether to launch your business. You want to be successful, but success doesn’t come overnight. There are many things that need to happen before a business can blossom into something prosperous and sustainable; one of those steps is launching.

Launch your business and grow it by giving your customers/clients what they want – This is a smart first move because you’re starting off with something that people already know, like, and trust.

But to get started, there are a few things you need to do:

  • Have an elevator pitch prepared for when opportunities present themselves (just make sure it’s concise!).
  • Create realistic revenue models so that you can predict where money will come from as soon as possible.

If you’re not sure if now is the right time to launch your business, take a moment and think about what’s holding you back.

Are there any other options that might be better for where you are in life? Is this really the first step on the road to success or endgame (or final stages)? If so, how much do I want it? These are all important questions to ask yourself before moving forward with launching a business. 


You always have an option of playing checkers instead – then your endgame becomes much more important than your opening play since there will be no new moves after this point. At first glance, launching a business may seem like one giant step that’s necessary if you want success. But in reality, it could be the best move of all or just an endgame to your life that won’t change anything else.

If I’m confident now is a good time for me to launch my business and am ready to take the first step – then what? Well, there are many things that need to happen before launching any type of business: 

  • Finding an idea
  • Working on developing it into a business plan with steps needed along the way
  • Creating a financial document outlining how much money will be generated from this venture (both starting capital and break-even point 
  • Getting feedback on these documents from mentors or other experts who work in small business, and so on.

But what if I’m not ready to take the first step? What if my business idea is just a thought or there are too many other things going on in life right now that need more attention? Well, then it might be best for me to wait until I feel like all of these tasks have been completed before launching. Wait – does this mean it’s an endgame for them instead of success in their lives?

One person may choose to take the giant leap forward because they already know they’re ready with everything else lined up behind him/her; another may choose to stay back while taking smaller steps until he/she feels comfortable enough. A third could also simply never get started at all! The point is that it’s not always about making the first move. It can also be about “staying put” and waiting until you feel ready to take that step forward into entrepreneurship.

The more important thing is whether or not a person has momentum, focus, energy – all of those things are critical for success in life no matter what business one starts! Remember that the first step is to launch, and the rest will follow.

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