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Monday, January 4, 2010

Day 1: You've got to start somewhere

I suppose I should start off by saying that I am a virgin blogger as well as a virgin entrepreneur. Allow me to apologize in advance if I do something e-tarded here.

Now that I've thrown that disclaimer out, why this blog you may ask? What led me here? Why share this journey with the world? To state it simply, I felt the need to. I'm hoping that by going through this exercise in self-exploration, I, as well as my readers, will learn something from the experience and hopefully have a little fun along the way. I'm going with my gut here. Let's hope that's not just indigestion.

Dictionary.com defines the term entrepreneur as "a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk." Wow. Sounds scary. Why in the world would anybody want to do that?

That's the first question I suppose I should tackle. Why? Why do I feel this yearning inside to take this leap? Given the state of our economy, I almost feel guilty in a sense. I have a very good job. I have a great boss. I make a lot of money. Yet I'm still unsatisfied. So what's wrong with me?

Going back to the gut reference, it just feels wrong. I don't care about what I currently do for a living. I have this drive inside me that screams, "do something positive! Change the world!" I have watched my father work at a job for the last 30+ years that he absolutely hates (and with good reason). That can't be me. I want to be able to look back on my life's legacy and know that the world is a better place in some way for my having been here.

So I suppose that's it. There's my starting point. Change the world.

No pressure, right?  :)

1 comment:

  1. Nothing is wrong with you; happiness is found on the inside, not from a great boss or money or a great incentive package. The bottom line is the job is not fulfilling...time to do something that is!