Wednesday, March 23, 2005
In the world of the possibilities, where many entrepreneurial spirits would prefer to spend their days, there is no end to the attainable. The sky is the limit. We can and we will do whatever it takes to capture the goal!
However, every waterfall must begin with one drop of water. Visions and dreams are just that if there is no action to words.
So, here are some of my initial steps:
1. Write it down.
A kind advisor of mine suggested that I get busy writing it all down. Yes...the ol' business plan. It seems easy enough, but anyone who has put their hand to the task of serious market, financial and operation research, knows that it can be a daunting task.
2. Review with advisors.
After turning out what is surely a non-admirable, chaotic, and misguided business plan I sent it to all of my advisors. They were so kind as to offer their very precise and considerate suggestions.
3. Write it down again.
4. Review with advisors.
You get the picture.
Well, I've got another book to read before I hit the sack. Brushing up on my business law. It's a great book, "The Entrepreneur's Guide to Business Law," by Constance E. Bagley and Craig E. Dauchy. I highly recommend it for anyone who is wanting a once over of general business law.
Thursday, March 17, 2005
I suppose this is where the risk factor of taking it "on your own" comes into play...
This last Saturday I had the pleasure of visiting a couple of prospects and attending a short leadership conference in Wenatchee, WA. I did make a couple of good connections with some interesting gentlemen. Even more than that, I walked away with THE WORST COLD/FLU I'VE EVER HAD!Nearly everyone at the conference was coughing and hacking. It was a veritable warehouse of air-borne illnesses. And of course everyone feels it necessary to shake your hand (and don't we all love the hugging types).
Ironically I had recently called one of my advisors so we could get cracking on some financial strategies work. Well, Monday morning I called him and said, "Well, I'm out of commission for a while. So much for zeal, eh?"
But I know that part of life is taking the downs and ups, and giving them just as much equal treatement. The more I fight the healing, the longer I wait to get on the track again.
*music* ...sooo...briiing...meeee....twoooo Nyquil's for sleeping...gotta have ooooone for each hand... *music*