It'll Suck the Life Right Into You.
Posted by Lance Atkins on August 30, 2011 1 Comment
Running a business sucks. Sometimes you just don’t want to fix that broken saw. The credit card gateway breaks because it, well, just decided to. Wood shows up the wrong size. Fraudsters decide to turn a huge profit on you with a stolen credit card. Nothing works. It’s always like swimming upstream and never just “calm.” You never know if what you’re doing will work, you have to make decisions and stick to your guns. It’s scary and exposed out there.
Then you get an email from someone inspired by your story and ambition. You meet new, like-minded friends every day and see like you’re a part of a growing family. You started something big... then talented and caring people start coming out of the woodwork to help you along the way. You hear how your dreams inspired someone, set them free, to dangerously chase their dreams. Then you look back at the past year: You learned how to run a business and woodwork better and invent and file taxes and hire people and a whole ton of stuff. You grow as an artist, engineer, designer, inventor, businessman, and... person, all at the same time.
I think learning is the greatest thing on earth. Never stop, because the inconvenience of it all is maybe, just maybe, where we find those really great things.