02037: Bringing Things Back Into Focus

So things have been feeling rather crazy on multiple fronts (a line I seem to keep mentioning these days) and the pressure has been mounting. But I suppose that's to be expected when you're juggling both making a graceful exit from one company while trying to found another. There's a lot of learning needed on both side of the fence and it's quite a lot to manage.

At the same time, I think the past week or so has really been a period of me coming to terms with the fact that I'm really doing this. As much as I've thought about this exit for quite a fair amount of time, there's not like over thinking this sort of decision to really drive things home. And the fact that I'm entering the final phase of my transition period which includes me sliding into a compromise schedule of sorts for the remainder of the month.

I can't lie at this point - I'm pretty sure I was starting to get cold feet more than once this week as I really considered the future. This is a bit of a leap of faith but it's at least it's a calculated a risk as far as I can manage things. The numbers still add up in my head from a intellectual perspective and now I just need to make sure I see this decision through to the end.

And starting a business is no joke, even with the awesome support of family. There's a ridiculous amount of paperwork that needs to be done and the way we have things set up here isn't all that friendly either. And it feels like with every step that I get around to completing, I find more complications to deal with. Even the bank procedures related to setting up a corporation aren't all that easy either and as friendly as I am with my bank folks, the rest of the process feels like a bit of a nightmare.

But the only way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time. I just need to steel my nerves, keep my eye on the prize and get things done.