— F. Scott Fitzgerald
I just need somewhere to rant…
I hope I never become like my dad. Lazy, close minded, selfish, arrogant, spoiled, pessimistic. For years I was so negative about everything around me and now I see where it came from. He can never say one good comment about anything. He always complains and acts like the world will end tomorrow if I don’t fix his problems for him. He’s a little boy who thinks he’s grown up because he is able to make money. He is actually very smart and good at business but he’s too lazy to actually work towards being successful. He only thinks about himself and is the most shallow and insecure person I know. He lacks the emotional capability of being independent and not needing a partner to make him feel better about himself.
I get it though, his father was the same way and I see where all his traits derived from. He was brought up being given everything money could buy except love. I was brought up the same way but I will not let his way of life infect me like it has infected him and all his family. I will not let his faults become my own. Especially since I need to work with him..
I actually do love him, he is my dad, but only on a basic level. Now I need to see my relationship with him as Just business, not personal. If I take it personal then I won’t survive working with him, so I need to detach my personal emotions from our relationship for me to be able to grow our business. I need to do this. I will do this and I will create a legacy, unlike he and his dad has. If I can get through a few years of his tantrums then I can succeed. I will succeed.
— bell hooks
"You have to have a lot of passion for what you’re doing because it is so hard.
Without passion, any rational person would give up.
If you’re not having fun doing it, if you don’t absolutely love it, you are going to give up.
And thats what happens to most people, actually.
If you look at the ones that ended up being “successful” in the eyes of society, and the ones who didn’t, often times its the ones that are successful who love what they do, so they could persevere when it got really tough.
And the ones that didn’t love it, quit. Because they’re sane, right?
Who would want to put up with this stuff if you don’t love it?
So its a lot of hard work and its a lot of worrying constantly.
If you don’t love it, you’re going to fail.
The second thing is you have to be a really good talent scout.
No matter how smart you are, you need a great team of passionate people around you. You need to size them up and hire them without knowing them too well, make decisions quickly, refine your intuition, and see how they do.
You need to be able to help build an organization that can eventually just end up building itself.
You need great people around you.”
link to video of quote: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34cOXw46biI
starting a business isn’t ever going to be easy. it’s not a regular job. you work 24/7 because you’re just thinking and worrying all day about what you need to do to make it better. how to reach your highest potential. how to make a difference. it’s going to be really hard and you’re going to want to give up a lot of the times. but that’s the difference between you and everyone else. you WANT to make a difference, to set your mark in this world, and you WILL achieve it as long as you remember that you LOVE what you do. Don’t ever forget it. prove everyone who doubts you wrong. prove yourself wrong.
— C. S. Lewis