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I recently attempted something new, and much to my surprise looking back on the experience, I felt much of the same as I have in my fledgling business.
For those of you who don’t know me as well as you’d like, let it be known that I am a fan of a well-made beer. I have always found a great one to be a thing of mystery, as there are so many subtle flavors and complexities that go into the overall experience. And as humans, we are stuck with a desire to unravel mysteries. Neil Armstrong said it best: Read more
We can often picture where we’d like to go with our businesses, whether that’s a revenue goal, a certain lifestyle, or a level of power and prestige. The problem is: we don’t always know exactly how to get there. So, sometimes you just have to keep sailing.
If you’re not familiar with how a sailboat works, it’s pretty straightforward. Rather than using a motor, the boat is propelled by the wind pushing on your sail. Makes sense, right? But you can see where you might run into problems if you’re trying to get to a specific destination. Read more
On October 13, I wrote a blog post called “Without Risk, There is No Passion.” Melinda Guillemette left a very insightful comment that deserved its own post in response.
Greg – I’ve been thinking about this for a day or so. I know you’re right about the relationship between risk and passion, because I rappelled down an office building, scared the crap out of myself, and I would absolutely do it again.
Check out this graph that summarizes the findings of my scientific study of accountants’ typical response to change.
Our typical response is fear. Not because we’re accountants, but because we’re human. Read more