entrepreneurship, happiness, Life Goals

I Think I’m Ready to Be an Entrepreneur Again

Photo courtesy of Danielle MacInnes

It’s been a long long long long long time. Did I mention it’s been a long time? It’s been a long time. But when your company blows up in your face I imagine it takes some time. But also, I think the upside to the company blowing up in your face is you realize that your life is more than your company.

I was telling my friend who is going through a hard time right now that usually the most painful things in your life tend to actually be the windows to something way better. Obviously not in the moment or anything (because lets face it you just want to punch people in the face and hide in the closet the whole day- usually oscillating between both of those things) but lots of time afterwards, it’s usually something that you can see the positive change that it produced in your life.

For me, the whole company blowing up opened my eyes to a whole new world really. Where not everything has to be about work (GASP). I’m a Type A person so this is especially hard for me, but sometimes when you don’t have anything else to do, all you really can do is…relax. Appreciate all the other stuff life has to offer. Take up a job that you can actually do pretty well at. You know, with goals and deliverables that aren’t like…MAKE SURE THE COMPANY DOESN”T DIE.

And I’m not going to lie, it’s been really nice to actually do well at something for once (at least in my own head) where I think that I’m doing all right. I have no idea what my boss thinks, but all things considered I think I did all right. And even if she says otherwise well…I disagree. So there. I’ve also realized that you being happy with your own work (regardless of what other people think) Is actually the most important thing. Way more important than how successful other people think you are, or how well other people think you’re doing.

I also started listening to podcasts again (which I highly recommend) and I was listening to this podcast by with Lewis Howes and Grant Cardone. There’s a lot of people who this will probably rub the wrong way, but I realized sometimes you just have to be in the right mindspace for it to hit. It was hard for me to listen to this, but one thing that struck me (and there were many many things that struck me but this is the most relevant right now) is that Grant Cardone only took off when he was 50 years old.

Let me say that again- HE TOOK OFF AT 50. Which to me was really inspiring. Our society really likes to talk about young people making it big, but the reality is probably more like…as people get older they get smarter and they are in a better position to succeed. Being young has its advantages, but damn, so does being older! And I must say I think I’m still pretty young. I feel pretty young. I feel like I have so much more to offer the world. I feel like I’m just getting started.

It’s time to start thinking about what that looks like and how I can contribute more to the world around me. What problems am I passionate about solving now at the age of 34?

That’s what I’m thinking about nowadays.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s