Getting things off the ground…

I can’t believe how time flies when you’re trying to get something off the ground. The most important lesson I’ve learned about running your own business is that you will inevitably overestimate your own bandwidth by about 400%. You spend 99% of your time and energy on items that are “mission critical” in your mind and things that are simply “good ideas” can fall by the way side for way too long.

Hence it taking me about 6 months to go from “Hey – it’s a probably good idea to start a blog” to actually sitting down and writing the damn thing. It was probably a mix of (a) being too busy to gather my thoughts in a coherent fashion and (b) being a little tentative to put them on paper and hit publish. Sometimes we hesitate to do things we’re not 100% comfortable with and use “being busy” as an excuse to not jump right in and actually do something. I remember reading somewhere that “Busy-ness can be the worst form of laziness”. That’s mostly true. When’s there are daunting tasks on our plate it’s too easy to fixate on the mundane things that we are comfortable with (and likely bored by). “I’d love to do X,Y or Z but then who is going to organize my Outlook contacts?” Here’s to putting that mentality in the rearview and its on to bigger and bolder ideas.

Any way, thanks for tuning in. I’m not 100% sure where this blog will head, but right now I think it will be a healty blend of law stuff, business stuff and personal commentaty. Stay posted and give it a chance every once in a while.

Looking forward to the journey.