Most startups fail within the first two years of the company’s existence according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
More people believe they will beat these odds than they actually do – some even go as far as opening a restaurant for the 23rd time in the same place only to see it fail – but are we mere statistical failures, or is there more to the lesson than numbers generated and dollars lost?
My Personal Failure to Thrive
It’s now been a month or so since I took action and relaunched the blog (again). It has gone through so many incarnations that I believed I was the real reason for my failures:
• I wrote (horrible) fiction for a while.
• I wrote horrible advice to fiction writers for a while.
• I went all esoteric and decided to go quantum on the mind.
• I went all pagan and decided to go Norse on the mind.
• I bought a URL focused on how to tie wrestling and management together (still not sure why I thought this was a good idea).
• And now I am back offering advice from a perfectionist angle.
What do all of these things have in common in the long run?
I had no clue what I was doing. I failed to thrive. [Read more…]by