Happy Friday exciting world of doers, thinkers, travelers and workers. You are all fantastic and we really appreciate you tuning in here every day, week or month. Your comments, visits and emails make this fun. Thank you.
Caye and I work a lot. When we were sailing for 8 – 18 hours per day, down the rivers of North America, we most often had our computers open and were creating branding packages, coding new websites or maybe advising on social media marketing strategy by Skype. We rarely unplug and are extremely ambitious. Our primary business for the last 2.5 years has been glorified freelancing, a reality we constantly are trying to escape, as it does not afford us much free time and the income ceiling is low.
Our goal with moving to a farm shed in the Andes mountains was to focus – focus on streamlining our businesses and creating new ones. This is how we fill our days right now. A balance of client work and late nights building our empire. We are excited to launch some of these ventures into the wild, soon. But for now, three quotes. One on the progression of entrepreneurship by co-founder of Twitter (which I’ve publish here before, but really like) and the other two on flexibility and brevity by Dr. Seuss.
“My life has been a series of well-orchestrated accidents; I’ve always suffered from hallucinogenic optimism. I was broke for more than 10 years. I remember staying up all night one night at my first company and looking in couch cushions the next morning for some change to buy coffee.”
—Evan Williams, CEO of Twitter
“If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.”
“So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.”
— Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss)
The photos are from a quick and fun trip to Quito to visit Caye’s sister and mom (another note-worthy entrepreneur).
Also, if this business talk has peaked your interest and you live in Wisconsin, my mother, an incredible entrepreneur and inspiration, is expanding her Children’s bookstore and just announced a very generous moving sale on her blog.