“The problem with hoarding is you end up living off your reserves. Eventually, you’ll become stale. If you give away everything you have, you are left with nothing. This forces you to look, to be aware, to replenish. . . . Somehow the more you give away, the more comes back to you.”
That’s it. Sharing what you’ve got is not only great because it forces you to be aware of opportunities, it’s also critical to see whether it’s useful to others.
And this is especially true when it comes to digital goods, of course.
You don’t go to a bar and say if I like the beer then I’ll pay you, right? But with stuff on the Internet you rarely pay unless you’ve already got a taste of what is like.
How do you get started? Share what you’ve got.
If it’s useful to others, you’ll know. And maybe you can start a business from there once you know if it’s valuable. But hoarding everything is a really bad place for you to start.