Don't Be Afraid to Take That Big Step
That'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).
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.