So it looks like I've somehow lost 2 months on this blog. The entire months of March and April were pretty much a blur so I suppose that it doesn't really matter that I didn't write much of it down.
Let's recap, shall we...
Back in March I filed a DBA (Doing Business As) with the Monroe County Clerks office and started planning my technology business. My unemployment was set to run out in the middle of April and I was starting to get understandably nervous. At some point early in that month a job opportunity presented itself... yes, a regular old 8 to 5 Monday through Friday gig. I went through a couple of interviews and low and behold they actually offered it to me. So, I found myself in a bit of a conundrum. I wanted to start my business, but here was a job that could provide for me and the girls with a level of consistency that my own small business could not do (at least not right away).
I took the job...
Those of you that are my friends on Facebook already know this, but I think I made the right decision. The name of the company is Hahn Automotive Warehouse, Inc (link). They are comparatively small when you look at the environment that I came from. However, it's not a bad thing. My first day, many of the people that I was introduced to already knew my name. As I was being escorted around the building by my new boss I got this strange sense that the people there actually liked their jobs. A lot of smiling and shaken hands later, I began to wonder if it was a joke being played out for my benefit and that at any moment people would start stressing out and backstabbing each other. Well, it's been almost a month and I am happy to report that either these people really do like their jobs or this is turning into the most elaborate prank EVER.
All kidding aside it's been a great experience thus far. Just that fact that I don't dread the end of my weekend and I don't stress out about going to work in the morning is an amazing thing in and of itself. It's also nice to be getting a real paycheck again.
What's that you say? What about my business?
While I have not given up on it by any means, I have put it on the back burner while I get my footing with the day time gig. I'll be back at it in a few months as a part-time thing. I still want to make that happen.
Ok... I think we're finally caught up here. There will be more to come now that I've got myself restarted.
Last thought for tonight...
Real self-improvement cannot be achieved by being better than the person next to you. It comes from simply being better than you were before.
Chew on that and I will expand on it in my next post.