At the time of writing this, only about 5 or so people will probably see this post, maybe less.
That’s okay though because I am not really planning on it being anything more, for right now, than a forum to start getting the words out of my head.
I’m not planning on doing a formal launch or any sort of announcement because, well, there isn’t exactly much here yet. I’m sure at some point down the road I will try my hand at promotion if I feel confidently that what I’ll put together can help you.
At that point, I will need to have a lot more content and Quest Guides available.
Until then, I am going to just start writing.
Put Pen to Paper.
I have been at this whole entrepreneurial thing for two years now and I have a wealth of knowledge I need to get out of my head.
I hope that you will be able to use this knowledge to avoid some of life’s speed bumps and also give you a damn good head start the moment you decide to start your quest too.
As I sat awake in bed last night at 4am with a pretty awesome case of insomnia (it was day 3 in a row); checking the admin side of my really well-designed blog-that-isn’t; I noticed that I have 4 rough drafts of my “launch post” – all half written.
I got to wondering why?
I’ve started and stopped this blog so many times now, it’s disgusting.
I couldn’t figure out what it is, or what it was, that has been keeping me from finishing the first post and taking steps in the direction I want to go. I know exactly what I want at this point in my life. It generally will require the success of this blog and the accountability that the community I build will provide.
So what gives?
Performance anxiety, maybe?
A good buddy of mine and I have been talking about this for years now and he is in the same spot.
He said “Bro, I sit down at the computer and open my WordPress… but then I go blank and all my previous ideas seem stupid.” He’s a smart guy, and his ideas are great. I am a smart guy, and my ideas are great.
I’ve made money in multiple industries and am utterly confident in my ability to do something if I decide to actually give it my all. I will outwork anyone, and won’t give up. I live by the “Just work your ass off, you’ll get there” mantra.
And guess what? It works. Sooooooooo… nope. Not performance anxiety – too smart for that.
Could it possibly be know-how?
I run a design and marketing company for heaven’s sake. I have the best artists and developers and SEO guys at my disposal. Even if I don’t know how to do something, I know someone who does.
Certainly can’t use this excuse.
Hmmm… Too many other things to do maybe?
Well, the fact that I have watched every episode of every season of every top 10 TV show on Netflix this past year pretty much rules this one out.
I couldn’t figure it out, and it just didn’t make any sense to me.
I can see the profit pulling platform behind every online marketer’s spam email, WSO, info product, and affiliate site that I run into. I can follow the strategy. It’s not rocket science. I’m not afraid to give anything a scholar’s try, to learn something new and go as hard as I can at something until I succeed. I have the team and skill set to get done what needs to get done.
And while I recently picked up a part time job to help pay the bills, I still have the time to get the things I want done. It does not take much more than a couple hours a day to make an impact.
So why is this post FINALLY getting done and put up regardless of how it reads, or what I think of it, or what you think of it? Well, quite simply it is because it’s time. That may sound stupid to you, BUT, that’s it.
I didn’t do it before because I needed to hit the wall first. I don’t recommend it and wish I didn’t make it to this point, but it’s how my quest plays out.
Simply put, it’s finally time.
I’m talking rock bottom time: “Quit my high-paying job only to have to move in with my parents, take out a loan from my dad to pay my bills while I looked for another J-O-B” time.
This all may sound a little cliché, but I really think I had to get to the very bitter end in order to stop digging a hole and start moving forward. In a recent Tony Robbins CD I listened to he was talking about the point of change and what finally makes come people completely transform.
While I was listening, I kept thinking to myself that I was different than these people, that I was building businesses, listening to “Success Tapes”, and would make it big long before I ever hit the bottom.
Well, I own a business, and I have the skills and knowledge to do and be exactly who I want to be but the truth is…I failed to use them properly.
I had so much money saved up after I quit my job that it totally felt like nothing was different. There was no necessity for success because I could still pay my bills and travel and live freely as I siphoned cash from my money pile (and later my credit lines). I fumbled along the same path for two years, starting and stopping so many different things, spending so much money, and seeing no real success come from my ventures.
I honestly just don’t think my heart has ever really been in it, because it simply didn’t HAVE to be.
Well, now it is.
Now it HAS to be, and it finally makes sense to me.
It’s not that I didn’t have the motivation (note: this may be me lying to myself), because I like to think of myself as highly motivated and proactive individual.
It’s that I just was lacking the final little push that set me over the edge – the tiny little percentage that sets Regular Jason apart from Epic Jason.
I knew what I wanted to do, how to do it, but never really needed to do it. See, I’ve finally got a job because it’s what I have to do to cover the mountain of debt I’ve built.
I HAVE TO DO THAT.
There is no other option at this point. And after taking another job, I have once again realized the misery of having to be somewhere, to work for someone else, and not being able to focus on the things I want to create.
If I ever want to get out of this job again and work full time on my own projects at my own speed, I have to start operating at a higher level in all aspects of my life. I NOW HAVE TO DO THIS.
I keep looking back to two years ago when I first registered this domain name and think “What if I had just given this 100% back then?”
Man, I’d be free already. I just know it. This is what my site is about.
My journey into the world of entrepreneurship and my adventures along the way.
MY EPIC QUEST.
The one that initially had me slaying the dragon and rescuing the princess in record time. The (now) single goal I have of achieving freedom.
I want to be able to do whatever I want, exactly when I want to, without things like a job or monetary situations getting in the way.
However, I am still chasing that beast and most certainly haven’t found the princess either. So, whether I like it or not, my first post just happened out of necessity… and not before because it just wasn’t the right damn time for me.
Here is to a successful Quest!
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