Yes, it's been a year (and more) of listening to, thinking about and actually believing these shitters who we somehow get involved in.
You know the type; give it the talk and do jack shit about it - push their pencils, offer advice, point you in the "right direction" - oh and don't even mention networking events to me.......!
It really is time to go with your gut feeling - that's when the adrenalin kicks in and you have the belief and focus to do the best you can.
I've been involved in 3 businesses where the opportunity and drive were there - only to be brought down by meddling advisors and investors who just frankly waste your time.
To get a bit weird, imagine for a moment that you are in the midst of a zombie apocalypse and two gunsmiths are fighting to do business with you. Gunsmith #1 says he has a perfectly satisfactory shotgun that can blow the brains off zombies but certainly won't "wow" you with a bunch of bells and whistles. Gunsmith #2 says he has the best gun on the planet with motion sensor laser tracking and triple trigger technology and the ability to turn into a drone and hover and fire for you while you eat a ham sandwich in the corner... but it will take him twelve months to build. Give me the shotgun, mother fucker, and get out of my way.
So on that note, I'm leaving this year a bit older but one hell of a lot wiser.
I'm not taking or giving any shit next year.
Are you with me?
Are you ready to start Doing it Differently!?
Let's do this shizzle and do it right!
Drop me an e mail - let's make a plan.
Have a great Christmas and New Year!
John ( Nick )