I have had a plethora of people in the last week tell me everything from I look like an adolescent Swiss milkmaid to I am doing a great job.
It's been odd, and weird, and really awesome.
Something has shifted in the last few months, and for the first time in my adult life, people are treating me like I am a success.
I am exactly the same person I always have been, but whatever.
I have also watched people start their own business ventures around me, and I can see that they think I've made it, and they're failing, and all I really want to say is-- we're pretty much in the same place. I'm just a few years ahead. People who have never run their own small businesses before, young or old, have no idea what it takes. It's like parenting. Simply indescribable to anyone who hasn't done it before.
And frankly, just like parenting, some people win and some people lose.
Also, just like parenting, it's not always clear at all times who is winning and who is losing, because there are a thousand moments in a day and the key is to win at the majority, the important ones, because you're going to lose a few. You can't bat a thousand in a row, to expand the metaphor.
It is not clear to me that we have won. It is clear that lately, more often than not, we have been winning.
Delivering a wedding present.
3 months ago