Reluctant Venture

 
 

I am by nature an Adventurer…

So when the opportunity presented itself for me to travel the country by myself with nothing but what fit in my car and simply an idea of where I wanted to go… There was no question or hesitation it was going to happen! I spent 9 months on the road proving that it was possible to live my life to the fullest no matter how big or small my resources may have been at the time. But the road to that attitude was not an easy one for me to travel at first. I spent the better part of my first 30 years of life living for others. I am not saying that is a bad thing at all. I think it is great to care about others and to help see them succeed but at one point not long after turning 30 someone asked me a question about what I wanted in life and when I looked at my life I realized that nothing I had done up to that point had really been me leaving my mark or living my life. It was very much a wake up call. The biggest thing I had done up until then was start a business that was more of a very low paying side hustle that barely broke even and joined forces with my brother to help him start a different business that actually turned a profit in the first year of operation thanks I think to a lot of luck and timing with a few clients. We actively turned a profit for the better part of a couple years thanks to some pretty low overhead and some amazing clients. But eventually running a business took a toll on me because over time I had to start outsourcing the work I loved because I had to do the work of running the business as opposed to doing the work. When that happened I found myself quickly burning out. After losing a client that basically made up the better part of our income last year because we just couldn’t keep up with the workload as a two man team I hit my breaking point. We discussed shutting down but instead we deiced to shift gears. A major part of that shift including me asking to step down as a partner. I basically sold my partner shares to him and remained available as a contractor and began to pursue working for a company again. That was over a year ago. Since then I have worked some random jobs and found myself looking at an idea that has potential. But after burnout last year I have found myself reluctant about starting another venture but here I am after several conversations and a lot of inspiration from my experiences taking the first steps towards something that could be huge. I hope you are able to enjoy the journey I am about to take you on I have an idea of where it will be taking me but I have found that so much joy can be found in the discovery along the way.