Take the first step and the path will reveal itself.
I can still recall the moment it happened. I was sitting in a cubicle in a windowless office. My boss was in a grumpy mood. The other office workers were in grumpy moods. I didn’t want to be in a grumpy mood but I, somehow, found myself grumpy, anyway. It was lunchtime. I couldn’t wait to turn off my computer monitor and have 60 minutes to myself. On my way out of my cubicle, I reached for a book that a neighbor had given me on my college graduation a few years earlier.
What happened to the wide-eyed optimism I had when I graduated college? I was going to take the world by storm and have a great time doing it. I was going to rise quickly in the corporate world, make a fortune overnight, and be the envy of all those around me. Ahhh…the enthusiasm of youth.
It only took me a couple years working in the accounting department of a huge international corporation before my enthusiasm began to wane. Bosses were reluctant to offer promotions or pay raises. Co-workers were only after their own best interests. And, to the company’s executives, I was just another face in the crowd. Ugh…
On my way out of my cubicle for lunch, I grabbed a copy of the book I’d been meaning to read. It was a thin book that I could probably get half way through during my lunch hour. The cover page was colorful and it looked like a fun read especially to someone who just wanted to escape reality for an hour.
With the book tucked securely under my left arm, I grabbed my coat and a sandwich I had brought for lunch in a brown paper sack. Sometimes I would go to lunch with co-workers. We’d sit at a local restaurant and talk about work while we waited for our food to be delivered to our tables. Hmmm…sitting inside, talking about work, cramped into a booth full of co-workers. Not to be rude but, NO THANK YOU!
So, on this day, with a sandwich in a brown paper bag and a paperback book tucked under my arm, I fled the office environment to sit outside in the sunshine. And….that’s when I heard my bosses voice ring out: “Keith, I need you to work this weekend.” I’d already worked 50 hours that week and didn’t want to spend the entire weekend stuck inside. I always thought a college degree and a corporate job was supposed to help insulate you from spending your weekends at work. Ha, was I mistaken?
Finally, I made it though the door. The sun was shining and I just couldn’t believe how good it felt to be outside and away from the confines of work. “What if I could do this all day every day?” I though to myself. “What if I could figure out a way to work away from a stifling office environment with grumpy bosses and grumpy coworkers. What if I didn’t need an office window because I could go outside and work in the beauty of nature as often as I liked?”
I reached down beside me to pull the sandwich out of my brown paper lunch bag. With my other hand, I opened the book I had so looked forward to reading and I wondered what information I could glean from within its pages.
The title of the book was: Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow.
It was my first step in starting my own business.
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Let this be your first step.