It isn’t quite what I was looking for in the way of a road trip but I did spend most of my day on the road today. It was for the business so it is all worth the effort. After evaluating where I am and where I want to be within 5 years, I decided a few months ago to really take ownership with the business. It has been a great opportunity to grow and to help provide a living for our crew and us as well.
Fortunately for me, I am surrounded by skilled people, and am related to a couple of them. Being in business with family is challenging at times, but is, I think, ultimately rewarding.
I often find myself at odds with the thinking of my immediate family and have found the only remedy is to distance myself from it. This doesn’t affect my ability to do what I need to do as a leader, but it is certainly discouraging. There is no other word to describe this mentality besides pervasive. It is always there on the surface, and goes deep. I don’t feel the same way at all. I see possibility, I see the growth potential, I see monumental successes. All I can do is reiterate those sort of things to myself and live the way I need to.
This deviates a good deal from the original focus of my blog, but this is where I am at these days. Life is a journey, sometimes it is literal, but right now mostly the figurative portions.