Being a ‘solopreneur’ is sometimes the greatest feeling (I love the ability to make decisions on the fly and do things the way I envision doing them)…but sometimes it can feel like your working in a silo. I’ve been very candid about my thoughts on networking and being a horrible business owner. So for me, it’s a different connection that’s important to make, and thankfully I get a dose when needed.
Just the other night, we were out rigging the ‘Snoloha’ in the marina parking lot and a gentlemen stopped by to offer a hand, introduce himself and let me know he follows this blog and believes in what Snoloha stands for.
Just this week an email came in from a guy who has had enough of the 9-5 rat race and is taking the entrepreneurial leap and had some questions for me and my experience getting a brand off the ground.
This morning I read this very interesting article from CNN – Use your money to buy happier time.
“Focusing on how money can improve our time, rather than on how money can swell our coffers, offers the possibility of much more happiness.”
And as I’m typing this, I’m listening to Kenny Chesney sing “I Didn’t Get Here Alone” and the lyrics are fitting. I’m a LONG, LONG way from getting this brand to where it needs to be, and sure, it would be nice to have ‘Chesney money’ to afford my own place in the Virgin Islands, but hey…success is what you define it as, and I’m not stuck in a cubicle, miserable, working for some prick and counting the days until the weekend hits.
“Yeah, I hit walls and I wanted to quit
I picked myself up but the truth is, yeah, the truth is
I didn’t get here alone
That road’s just too rough and long
I might be the one the spotlight’s on
But, I didn’t get here alone
Yeah, I know I didn’t get here alone
The crew, the band, yeah, and all you fans
That stood in line rain or shine
I want to thank everybody out there for the ride
‘Cause I didn’t get here alone
Ain’t traveled one mile on my own
You’re why I sing my song
You’re why I sing my song”
As I’ve said many times, I don’t have what it take to write a song and I can barely strum through Margaritaville on my ‘traded a pair of skis for an acoustic guitar’, but I do have this brand and all of you out there who are crazy enough to appreciate what it stands for.
I didn’t get here alone.