A Tale Of Two NarrativesJanuary 7, 2013 6:19 pm
“..But when your company struggles for every sale it can get, and your finances are tied to getting those sales, money becomes a driving force because otherwise you struggle to stay on top of your bills. Or you can’t take your kids to Disney the week after Christmas like you said you would because you assumed your company would be doing much better by the end of the year. Or you can’t take any sort of vacation for that matter, big or small, not even a weekend trip somewhere because you simply don’t have the money.
You see the stress this puts on your wife and think maybe you should just give it up and go get some bullshit corporate job because at least then you’ll have a steady income. Or maybe you can pick up some contract work for a few months. Better pay than a corporate job, maybe you can get ahead again. And it’ll be easier on your wife because she won’t have to juggle the bills around as much. She’s been the most supportive person ever, but you know everything is wearing on her.
…The startup life is not glamorous. The ups and downs are a constant struggle – the ups are really great while the downs are really bad, squared. It’s hard not to get depressed in those bad times and it’s hard to stay positive when so many things are against you.”
” In the George Lucas movie, THX-1138 (the name of the main character was “THX-1138?) everyone’s choices are removed and they all live underground because above ground is “radioactive”. Finally THX decides better to die above ground than suffer forever underground where he wasn’t allowed to love. He wasn’t free.
He makes his way above ground, evading all the guards and police. And when he gets there, it’s sunny, everyone above ground is beautiful, and they are waiting for him with open arms and kisses. The excuse “but it’s radioactive out there!” was just there to keep him down.
…Abundance will never come from your job. Only stepping out of the prison imposed on you from your factory will allow you to achieve abundance. You can’t see it now. It’s hard to see the gardens when you are locked in jail. Abundance only comes when you are moving along your themes. When you are truly enhancing the lives of the people around you.”