I am planning between 2 and 3 weeks of vacation before starting full time. First, a week in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in Utah, then a weekend of hiking in Point Reyes, and a few days here and there by the coast.
Needless to say, this will be a challenge. I have never started a company before. Success to me means the ability to engage in deliberate practice and the exponential professional/personal growth that I expect will follow; company growth, market traction, revenue generation, etc., while important, are all secondary for now.
My belief is that the limiting factor in this endeavor is myself and, therefore, I am spending the necessary energy for my own "upkeep". Besides the obvious aspect of time management; nutrition, sleep, exercise, and (yes) meditation are key components to the plan. If the company "fails" because I "need" to cut corners - so be it.
Fear exists in this statement, but is irrelevant. Here, Susan Jeffers offers the five truths about fear:
- The fear will never go away as long as you continue to grow!
- The only way to get rid of the fear of doing something is to go out and…do it!
- The only way to feel better about yourself is to go out and…do it!
- Not only are you afraid when facing the unknown, so is everyone else!
- Pushing through fear is less frightening than living with the bigger underlying fear that comes from a feeling of helplessness!
Wish me luck!