A few months back I had a conversation with my dad in which I explained to him my thoughts towards becoming a business owner, and how I was considering leaving Lockwood to do so. I explained the leap of faith that would take and that it was reckless to be sure, but my belief was that if the venture were to be a success it would require my complete focus and not just attention in my spare time. This is the philosophy he shared with me:
Everybody has heard of the idea of ‘Ready, Aim, Fire’, but he had just read a book that advocated a ‘Ready, Fire, Aim’ approach. In other words, get the gun in your hand, pull the trigger, and then fine tune where the bullet should go. Obviously in gun fighting this isn’t a great philosophy, but in business there may be something to it. At least I hope there is. To be sure, one should have a general direction in mind, and most of the undertakings on my table are part of a business model I have mulled over and already broken down financially on several occasions and in several venues.
In any case, right now I am feeling ‘fly by night’ in so many ways I could be mistaken for an owl.
S0 now that The Meatyballs Mobile has been sidelined from the streets while a head gasket is being repaired (thank goodness it’s a rental!), it is time to direct the ship a bit and get some more focus. Stay tuned, because I’m as interested as anyone to see how this whole thing is going to turn out.