So many of my clients–whether they are fiction and memoir writers needing to build their audience, career relaunchers, or new solopreneurs–find themselves stuck in planning mode. They hit a wall when it comes to getting their first “client” (aka “buyer,” “customer,” “participant,” “funder,” “evangelist”). I highly recommend the personal R&D approach. It’s the “learn while you do” philosophy, which worked for me when I bootstrapped my publishing & strategy consulting practice four years ago. Read my R&D tip (#42) on Michael Michalowicz’s blog along with many other good ones.