You got to know when to hold them….
Know when to fold them….
Know when to walk away, know when to run…
These are the famous words from Kenny Rogers in “The Gambler” You gotta love that song. It reminds me a lot of our new business. Sometime, we are like the Gambler at the table and we are trying to read everyone’s faces and figuring out what is best for all. It feels a little like gambling to be honest. But it is only uncertainty and even mature businesses have it.
We have had a very good week. A very nerve-wrecking week. We had some good deals happen this week and some others that just won’t settle down, but one thing is common – the people I am dealing with are mostly honorable people and you can’t put a price on that. They are treating us well and we are looking for ways to make them grow as well.
This week one of the prophecies came true and one of our principals went the direct route and tried to knock us out of the way. A big company too, not small by any means. We talked about this before, give them a chance to screw you always, don’t worry, as they will do you a favor and get out of your way. The result… our client told us and did not seem to impressed by their strategy, a good client and a bad reputation for that vendor, as expected. I had actually mentioned this in my initial posts, and it came thru and funny as it is but two days before I was telling my partners how I thought this vendor was acting a bit funny and we all shared a good laugh after this.
So, as good vendors and good customers summon a good future, I am doubling down on my non-success. I am giving myself into this project until March for evaluation but I will not fear to go all the way until then and decide. It’s all-in and more resources will be destined to it or nothing. We have nothing to lose but money, and I am not doing this for money…. I am doing this for freedom and happiness.
Keep Calm and Stay Humble…