it has been interesting to try to flush out what probably will be the path we take to bring some ideas that have been on the back burner forward to compliment the ones we have been working on. what is different this time around, is there is a distinct and solid rationale for what and why we are doing the work that appears to have much more depth and meaning than what the ROI on the balance sheets might be. it is interesting to see how everything Is lining up, and yet, while the ideas have always been there – the path of how and why to do it –simply wasn’t so clear and sharp.
it has been nice to have some folk I can bounce the ideas off of who are so diverse in thinking and skills. in some respects, it is like building a puzzle where the voice of each provides a piece that was missing to create a solid picture and idea. but now is the fun part. we live in a world where so many have nice ideas and thought, yet, a smaller portion of people actually go out and put in the time, effort and money to try to make that thought reality.
I guess what I learned in looking back at the last 6 months is that people don’t realize all the work and effort that goes into even a straightforward business. maybe owning a business is a lot like how we have romanticized the Idea of love. it is always wonderful, your lover simply has nothing to do but gaze into your eyes…that is not to say it isn’t a nice idea, but the reality of the day to day life of a business or a romance for that matter, usually is a bit of work, isn’t’ all sweet and cuddly, nor is it fun.
what I do think it is, probably is passionate. why else would you get out of bed and continue to keep trying each day and go through the not so great elements of it all and say, “this is fun!”
but a lot has to happen in the next 48 hours, and I was correct in pacing myself that the last few months would need a sustained effort. I just didn't’ see or think I would be doing a teardown and build up in addition to all the other things. isn’t life fun?
if you don't like a highly dynamic life that is full of changes, I probably would not advise you to open a business. I think there are too many reality TV shows out there that are making it appear easier than it really is and distorting the reality of what most of the work is really like.