Ups and downs and roundabouts. You get used to it. That’s how it is now, again. A state of constant turmoil. To update then:
Tracked down the person who offered to stake me, but the offer is no longer current. Sigh.
The potential telemarketing work has been delayed by the clients umming and aahing. Not holding my breath.
So, strike 2.
On the plus side – looks like I found some casual work. Not a lot, and not enough to save me, but sufficient to reduce the gap.
And I’ve decided to go with an idea that’s been in my head for a while. Fuck it. That’s what I want to write about.
I attended a session on Wednesday covering aspects of the lean start-up. It was fascinating, even it it wasn’t all news. Most of the people there were entrepreneurs of some sort, either in the throes of a start-up, or contemplating one. It’s a creative, enterprising vibe, and I really enjoy it.
I went along out of curiosity, and potential opportunity, more than anything else. As I sat there listening I found myself applying the precepts discussed to one of the projects I’d parked in my mind. From being dormant it now came to life. I left thinking, why not do it, what do I have to lose? And I knew what had to happen.
One of the reasons I’d parked the idea is that while it’s my idea, and I know exactly how it should work, I don’t have the expertise, nor the necessary dollars to buy it. And though I’m experienced in project environments, and pretty smart, I don’t have that experience either. Basically I’d decided it was too hard right now.
What’s changed then is attitude to some degree, plus I seem to have encountered some people recently who might be handy to know. I drag them in and use them.
The idea is social mentoring, which I think I’ve referred to previously. It’s actually the idea I gifted to federal ALP, but as they look at least 4 years away from power I may as well take it back.
I’ve made a lot of notes about this over the last 8-9 months, and they got a kick along on Wednesday after attending the session. My plan this afternoon is to put together a presentation of about 10-15 slides basically explaining what it is and how it would work. Then I want to drag in partners. Then seek financing.
This won’t be quick, and if all goes according to probability then I’ll be out of a house by the time any of this really starts. That was a consideration before, but I realise I just have to deal with it.
It’s something a lot of my friends don’t understand. I’m a lot more creative and enterprising than most. Some are quite conservative. Notions like this confuse them. I accept that, but what they have to understand is that I’ve got to do something, and have nothing to lose.
It’s what gives me hope too. If I didn’t have ideas or plans I’d have been dead a long time ago. To be creative is natural for me. Whether I like it or not, ideas just come. As it happens, I like it. There’s possibility in creativity, and a kind of crazy energy. The combination makes for hope. It gives you something to look forward to, to work towards, and hopefully manifest into reality.