So, I keep seeing people called Serial Entrepreneurs. A Serial Entrepreneur is someone who starts up a business, gets is going, sells it, or lets it run on auto-pilot and then starts a new business. I recently quit working for the man, and when I did I started a freelance writing business. Then, I started a personal finance web site, partially to help develop writing samples for the freelance writing business. Then, I started this site, and a parenting web site specifically for Dads on the same day. I also registered a domain name for my next business (still in development) on that day. While we were at it, I decided that I had a lot to offer the business community in the form of management and professional consulting and coaching. I have a list of domain names in a text file waiting for that one. Interestingly enough, while searching for those domain names, another business idea popped into my head that better fit one of the domain names than the original idea did. My frustration at finding good solid detailed information, and not just a couple of little keyword heavy articles with an offer to buy an ebook or whatever, led me to come up with an idea for a much better search engine that the ones we have today (watch out Google!).
Mind you, I haven’t built that first business up all the way yet. In my mind it still can be more than it is today and I’m going to get it there. However, I can’t wait on these other ideas. They rattle around in my brain begging for my attention. These are flights of fancy that fade with time, they are ideas that won’t go away, and as I start to work on them, the potential just seems bigger and better, and I want to pursue them more. So, what is the problem? Well, frankly, I’m out of hours in the day. Some day the answer will be to bring on partners or employees or whatever, but right now, it’s just me. Don’t get me wrong, I love it. The passion and energy is something that I’ve been missing during my “9 to 5” years, and I am glad to have it. It’s just that I’m starting to think that Serial Entrepreneurs are wimps. No offense.
Long live the Explosive Entrepreneur. (Mental note, register explosiveentrepreneur.com and outline book for same…here we go again.)