Never Start From Scratch

Key Lime Pie

My wife recently shared a TikTok video with me in which kids were asking their Mother (who pretended to be an 80-something Grandma) to share her “secret family recipes.”

The mother then said, “Well, the first thing I do is use this old search engine called ‘Google.'”

“Next I search for “best” plus whatever I’m making”

And finally, “I select the top result, skip the fluff, and go straight to the recipe and make it.”

Yep. That about sums up life in the 2000s!

So when our kids and grandkids ask us for nostalgic family recipes that we made from scratch over the years, we’ll have to let them in on the big secret: we didn’t!

Resources Abound!

Everything is online, and everything is available to you for FREE.

When my wife made me a fantastic Key Lime Pie for my birthday, she simply did the above and with the right ingredients, ripe key limes, and her cooking talent, the results were on par with anything you’ll ever eat in Key West!

And that is the moral of this story.

With all of the various resources we have available to us today, you never need to start from scratch:

  • YouTube
  • Podcasts
  • Books
  • Blogs
  • ChatGTP

We have it all!

And as AI becomes more powerful, you literally never need to start anything from scratch again. Seriously!

Need a website for your business? Tell the right AI a few things about what you want and it will build it for you.

Want to learn how to install a sink? Head to YouTube.

Want to learn a language? Download Duolingo. Chat with AI and it will teach you.

Need an editor? Just ask ChatGPT to do it for you.

I mean it is blowing my mind just thinking about where we are and where we are going.

But It Goes Beyond Technology

There have always been people and resources out there who know more than you.

Interested in starting a specific type of business? Contact those who have done it before you.

Writing a book? Get tips and best practices from other writers.

Pondering the meaning of life? So many more have this before you. Read.

Don’t know anyone directly? Go to the internet. Between Reddit, Twitter, etc. you can find personalized advice about anything.

The sky is the limit, and we already have limitless information.


You never, EVER, need to start from scratch!

And this becomes truer by the day.

AI will soon be able to do many of the steps for us saving time and hassle.

But you still need to take that first step: YOU MUST START.

Because if you’re waiting for the right time…it has already passed you by.

You don’t need to start from scratch.

You don’t need to reinvent the wheel.

But you do need to act. So get going!

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