This started as a comment on a previous post, but it turned into something more. Not a lot more, mind you, but it’s certainly more than a comment – It’s about my process, so it may not make a lot of sense at first. Also, there are questions for you at the end of each section, so you can dive in and not-make-a-lot-of-sense right along with me, if you like.
I was really
struggling last night.
This recent anti-online-business bruhaha shook me, what with all of the talk about “online businesses aren’t real/can’t make money” and “people who don’t have degrees and haven’t successfully run brick and mortar businesses can’t coach/teach/write about business.” It undercut my confidence in what I’m trying to do here.
So I curled up with a particular book that serves as my creative touch stone, and slowly? I remembered why I’d set up this weird and ill-defined circus caravan in the first place:
To do something fun, experimental, unpredictable,
something that incorporates a variety of skills into
a package that, hopefully, can help others and add
consistently to our household income.
Something that inspired me. Something that was inventive. Something that took risks.
I’m not asking you to set aside secure or boring or every day lives, and take those risks with me. But if you are already taking risks (or wanting to take those risks), I’m asking if you’ll consider joining me and others in some small or large way, so we can have support and comfort as we forge new ground and take these risks together.
My questions for you: What is the original concept that drove you to decide developing your own venture-business-thing was the way to go? What are you risking with that?
But then? I realized
I’m not exactly clueless.
I’ve been surrounded by small business and innovation all of my life.