I write this late at night, laying in a hammock strung between two incredible trees. And I had this thought. Becoming an entrepreneur is a lot like what it takes for a seed to become a tree. A seed starts the process when planted. It has no idea what it is going to look like …
Come on, you know you’ve googled that before.
I’ve got a great personal example for you from the last two weeks. Adding it all up, I’m guessing I spent 50+ hours working on rebuilding and relaunching my wife’s photography website from scratch. I mean COMPLETE redesign.
At the beginning of this year, our company went through about a 2 month drought after a client bailed on a project that had already started. We were counting on another $30,000 coming into the company between December and February.
It still hasn’t shown up.
When talking about success in an artistic field like filmmaking or music, I usually tell people that I believe that talent accounts for about 20% of success.
The other 80%? Doing the work.
When you’re raising money, you often find yourself doing a lot of waiting. Waiting for an email. A phone call. A text.
It’s freakin’ excruciating.
I guess I’ll call this a post on networking.
Think back to the last time you went to an event, convention, luncheon, etc. Try and remember the most important conversation you had or the speaker that spoke.
Now, try and remember every single thing that they said.
After the inauguration happened on January 20th, many of us–myself included–felt a combination of “oh man” and “what do I do now?”
The latter emotion took over and by the next week, we had uploaded the first episode of a new web-series we call Zion Politics.
It’s a weekly political show that mixes the topics of what’s going on in politics with the doctrinal teachings of the Mormon Church.