Don’t Be Afraid to Take That Big Step

Fortune Big StepFortune SaltThat’s what the piece of paper from a fortune cookie told me. It also told me how to say”salt” in Mandarin.

I held on to that fortune and now I’m following its wisdom (not the learning Chinese part).

Today was my last day at the Washington Capitals / Monumental Sports and Entertainment and I’m leaving to work on my tech startup, Dokkit. Check it out, sign up, and let me know what you think!

My time with the Caps and Monumental was amazing. I worked with so many smart people and learned so many things that will no doubt help me in the future. I’m really appreciative of the opportunities and responsibility that I was given here. And I got to watch hockey games for a living! As awesome as this job was, it was time to take a shot at this entrepreneurship thing.

I’m in for the ride of my life. I have no idea what I’m doing. I’ll have no income for a while. I’ll never work harder, face more uncertainty, and ride more of an emotional roller coaster than I will now. Fellow entrepreneur Daniel Odio told me that working on a startup is like “getting punched in the face all day, then waking up the next day to do it all over again.” Awesome, can’t wait. I’m nervous, excited, stressed, and scared. Really scared. But I’m doing it anyway. I might fail or I might succeed, who knows. But I have to take a shot.

Go big or go home. Shit or get off the pot. No regrets. Or any other motivating tagline you want to use. So if you’re thinking of making a move, I say, “Just Do It.”

But it all begins by taking that big step.

9 thoughts on “Don’t Be Afraid to Take That Big Step

  1. This is awesome. I’m proud of you for taking the big step. Let me know if you are looking for a pharmacist or two!

  2. you are Beetlejuice compared to my pumkinhead… Chumbawamba sang,

    I get knocked down
    But I get up again
    You’re never going to keep me down

    Pissing the night away
    Pissing the night away

    Enjoy the adventure MWC….let me know if I can help

  3. Go chan go. Change the world … at least change the world of personal digital calendars. The world will thank you.

  4. I must say…you do have a big head! I, 1000%, support you and I know you’re going do great. I can’t wait til Dokkit comes out. I need it badly…and I have friends already asking me when it’s coming out. And if for any reason you don’t make it as big as you’d like, opportunities are always right around the corner. You will always succeed!! Shat toyo!

  5. Hey Man good luck i know you’ll do great. whether you fail or succeed this whole process will only make you better for the next big step.

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