The Reluctant Entrepreneur


Necessity is the mother of re-invention. Our lives seem to be plays with many acts. We call them turning points or watershed moments. Mine always come at critical moments of extreme creative dissatisfaction. When I get there, I always go to the lowest common denominator. I am a human on this planet and I’m only here for a minute. I don’t know where I came from and I don’t know where I’m going. So, now that we have that out of the way, all I have left is the present and how do I entertain myself while I’m here.

With the current economy in tatters and in my opinion, not coming back. At least not in a form that we would recognize, it’s time to take stock. A human inventory if you will.

What do I have to offer the world? What can I anticipate? What can I commodify?
How can I hope to get to people that will recognize my many skill sets and put me to good use? These used to be simple questions in the past. You just bent yourself into a human pretzel and made yourself fit into the confines of some large organization. Hoping that the gods of middle management would find favor with you. Over time, all of your unused potential starts to nag at you and you start to think about purpose and meaning.

OK, this sucks and I’m not gonna take it anymore.

Expression. Self expression. Yes! That’s why I’m here isn’t it? Well, what am I going to do about it?

I’m going to take stock of all my life experiences, my skills, my art, my personality and my very existence and put a bow on it. I’m going to start a business that is untethered from any organized principle. Technology is my microphone and I will use it to reach, teach and impeach. Not preach! I will insert my opinion without fear into the world.

Because I can.

Gut check: Who wants to start their own business? Who the hell wants to live and die by their own hand? Who wants to procure the next piece of business that comes through the door? Who wants to be out of the womb and into the street? Not me! It’s safe in here.

We are being presented with huge challenges in this current economy. Whatever went before is heading stage left.The goal post just got moved again. As reluctant as we may be, we are caught between floors and being forced to take stock and re-present ourselves to the world. So let’s offer the very best, something that expresses our creativity and contributes to the world, on the road to enlightenment.

Please note: I welcome comments that are offensive, illogical or off-topic from readers in all states of consciousness.

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