My company is closing tomorrow.
It’s been four years since we opened… almost to the day. And these last four years are, I think, the years where I finally grew up a little. I got sober again, I got married again, I learned a whole ton about love, lust, faith, pain, and hurt.
Mostly, though, I learned one thing: I have got to get over myself.
Life is easier when I realize that I’m not such a big deal. That my problems are petty and my joys should be shared and if I can make the people around me feel somewhat happier, then things pretty much rock.
I’ve done this before. Sort of. I sold my last company in 2000 for something in the very-low seven figures, and promptly lost most of what I got in the stock market crash in 2001. Live and learn. The difference, this time, is that I’m going to be the largest (albeit minority) owner in the new company. I’m going to have partners. Instead of working for the people who bought my company, I’m going to be part owner of a whole new deal. And THAT is pretty exciting.
My title doesn’t change: “President & Technical Evangelist.” But I have partners, more employees, and a much more complicated social and corporate environment to navigate.
I’m worried. And excited. And scared. And I’ll let you know how it goes.
Love to all. Even you, the lady who just LOVES Chad Pennington.