The thing about playing in sandboxes is that there’s constantly a state of destroying the old to create the new. Nothing in the sandbox was permanent, yet the enjoyment and positive memories from those experiences have been. This is a process known as creative destruction whereas destroying the old frees up space and energy to replace with innovative new ideas.
There are always trade-offs when trying something new. A ship must leave a safe harbor to reach its destination. When we venture into open waters away from the security of the sand under our feet, it opens up a whole new world of possibilities. There may be perils, yet there are also pleasant surprises.
Looking back on my first 30 days since I took my leap of faith to pursue my passion, I’ve experienced both ups and downs. I left a good job in order to focus my attention and efforts full-time on building a successful career coaching business and experiment with some additional entrepreneurial ideas.
I have a lot to be proud of. Although I’ve had a number of setbacks, I’ve also had a great deal of wins, big and small. During this time I’ve been able to clean up unfinished business, re-connect with colleagues, friends, and family, and learn a lot about business development. Highlights include: