Let’s Not Go Down That Road Again, Okay?
Since then I’ve written the code for and started: SmartMoneyDaily.com, CashFlowCanada.com, HomeEquityLoans.com, Diesel-Performance-Superchip.com, Hybrid-Zone.comÂ [the last three withÂ a partner]. I have also opened a hosting reseller account, have a couple customers for the hosting business, and grabbed a bunch of good domain names that can be developed.
Financially the whole mess is actually doing fairly well, but what I’ve been experiencing is a growing discontent. The feeling is familiar; it’s the feeling of being lost: lost in details. Before becoming a computer programmer, I owned a woodworking business for 11 years…11 years of being lost in the details.
Last weekend I pulled out my old copy of The E-Myth Revisited and came across this quote:
As a technician running the business you see the world upside down. You haveÂ a tactical view rather than a strategic one. You see what needs to get done, rather than the work of leading your business forward.
Yes, that’s me. That’s the feeling that I know leads to misery. To continue down the path of spitting outÂ randomÂ [niched based soley on profit motive]Â websites, even if they would make a lot of money, is not what I stirs my passion.
What I want is a real business. A business that I can be proud of, that makes money, and one that can afford to hire people who are smarter than me to do the technician jobs and give me time to work on the business rather than get lost in the details.