Running From Safety (Michael Katz)

I browse the internet a lot. Oddly, it helps keep my mind off of the news. I came across this post from Michael Katz, a top-notch newsletter and communications consultant who always has something worthwhile to say about being in business for yourself. It’s a great reminder of what we’ve chosen to do with our lives – and why.

Here’s what I’m usually not doing on a Saturday night: Sitting in a car for 90 minutes in a rundown section of an unfamiliar city, across the street from a seedy-looking bar. But that’s precisely what my wife Linda and I were up to this past weekend.

Here’s how it happened…

Read the rest of Michael’s post on LinkedIn

And did I mention that Michael’s a great story-teller? Read on and you’ll see what I mean!

Building A Business Along the Straight and Narrow? Won’t Happen.

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Up, Down and Around. Situation Normal.
Up, Down and Around. Situation Normal.

I was working my way through my morning news read when I came across this great post. It’s a humorous examination of the expectations small business owners frequently have about their growth and development. It’s rare to find a perspective that applies to small and micro-business owners and I grab those articles whenever I can.

Here’s some advice, then, from a local business that truly understands what it’s like. Thank you, Michael Katz of Blue Penguin Development for your advice, encouragement and comfort.

People who’ve never worked for themselves often make…an…erroneous assumption about running a business: They think it will be a steady climb, when in fact, it’s anything but.

In my experience, it goes something like this:

Up … up … down … sidewayssssss … up … more up … down … down … what the … maybe I should get a job again … oh look, leveling off … AMAZING! … sideways the other way … AAArrrrggggg!!! …. down … UP … UP … what the hell just happened?

Been there, done that, right? Now here’s the rest of the article:

Fly The Friendly Skies (by Michael Katz, Blue Penguin Development)

The truth is, I’m not actually afraid of heights … I’m afraid of falling from heights.

Read the rest of this article here.


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