I start a small business course tomorrow - just to make sure I fill the last remaining seconds left in my schedule.
I'm actually quite excited about it.
I don't really want to say this out loud, since it's the hand that has generously fed me so often and for that I am grateful, but I don't want to get back in to corporate life for now. Whilst I'm at it, can I mention I hope my kids have the inclination and confidence to follow broader dreams than working for the big big man, even if they never make a brass razoo out of them. The whole drive for the shareholder dollar is admirable in that it keeps masses gainfully employed and adds positively to the economy and keeps the wheels turning, etc etc but the soul is a fickle thing and life is too short and all that jazz.
Actually, as I typed that I just had a flash back to corporate life during 2000 and the Sydney Olympics and I take all that back. Much as I struggle to remember that year due to copious amounts of vodka redbull being thrown my way, I know that I had a good time. A good GOOD time. So I don't really mind what they do.
Anyway, I think that's what they call digressing.
So. The whole start my own business idea is really just an extension on the contracting I've been doing. Maybe it will be a case of setting up something simple from home. Or maybe after the shing ding with other like minded individuals I will also find the confidence to find and follow broader dreams.
Whatever I do, and here is my commitment on (cyber) paper, there will always be an element of supporting, connecting or enabling those that that could do with that support most. The disadvantaged. And that means freebie support too.
No point getting to the end of the road and having just gone along for the ride - I want to have seen people smile along the way (esp those that may have had good reason not too). I've seen that happen and I don't want it to stop. The alternative is just too sad.
And life is too short.
PS Will let you know how it goes!