New New New... Change is so good!
I went to a show last night at Slims
. I saw Ash
and The Bravery
. The show rocked! At the end of the show, the lead singer of The Bravery gave a shout out to Live 105
for being the first to play their music. I love this town! Innovation is everywhere!
Monday, I had a sensational day. I awoke to the FEDEX man delivering me my new PowerBook. "Happy Monday Morning Anita!" I've made the switch!!! I then moved to my new apartment and stayed there for the first night!!! Change is so good!
I posted something awhile back about life as an entreprenuer and as I get further into this all my perspective changes. I've realized that it is all much more personal than I thought, but at the same time it's still business. It's become as much if not more about inner struggles than outter.
I've had to take a step back or up, and think less about users, metaphors, affordances and graphics and much more about strategy, vision, and teammates. I've learned that these things are the crux of what is important. Product naturally follows.
I've learned even more the necessity of momentum. I talked before about pacing and inertia. I've always known the importance of this, but having felt it now build and halt has made it stick closely with me. It's so hard for Fred to start his car with his bare feet, but keeping it rolling he can do much easier. When he goes up a hill, he need's Barney's help. Its stunting to begin to travel along a path and shortly after have someone decide they don't want to continue any more. Be careful about when you choose to make these decisions!!
Most of all, though, remember that you are only human (well with caffeine maybe superish human).... Don't give up!!! I know I said it before, if you've never done this you are bound to make mistakes. I know I've made mine. If you make a mistake however, get up. Forget about it. Do something drastically new. Find new inspiration. Give yourself a new perspective. Open yourself up and allow new opportunity to spark.
And most of all... Embrace Change! New things spark new momentum, new inertia, and new ideas. They inspire. It's not going to end up how you thought it would. It's not going to happen the way you thought it would. Its just going to happen.
Change is so good!