Look at me now
Recently I had the opportunity to at last take a well needed break from my full time contracted job, which I decided to spend partially going back to the city I spent my time at University at, Plymouth.
During the few days I was down there, amongst other things, I took the time to go back and visit the business incubator that BrighThinking spent one of its early years growing within, called the Formation Zone. The chance to witness and relive a key part of my business journey so far was something that I remember the most for a few reasons.
Sometimes, both in business and in life, you can look at things as they appear to be at that second, and really wonder if you’re making any length of significant progress that could be seen to be leading up to success. Which in my own case left me feeling slightly demotivated that I can’t yet see that sure fire path to future success.
In all honesty, just 1 week before my recent trip, I was thinking about whether or not I had really achieved too much in business journey. However the amazing thing about going back and seeing where you’ve come from, is that it often helps to restore a level of excitement about where you still plan to go, whilst giving you the drive to take the next steps required to get there.
Leaving the Formation Zone at the end of my holiday, I couldn’t help but remember the joy I had in being able to talk about rocking up and planning to get work done at “my office”, despite the obvious exaggeration of that phrase (it was more of just a desk than an office itself), because it represented the level of stable progress I had made as a young entrepreneur.
Now I guess it’s time for me to work on progressing to that next level of entrepreneurial achievement, which will leave me sitting back and thinking, “woah, well look at me now”.