“Maybe it’s easier to like someone else’s life, and live vicariously through it, than take some responsiblity to change our lives into lives we might like.”
Since graduating from college and entering the work force, I have come to realize one definite. I am not very good at working underneath someone. So many of my work complains have to do with the various personalities, work-styles, expectations of my co-workers, particularly those who work above me. In the hours and hours that I have spent complaining to Matt, we often come to the same conclusion: you will not be happy until you are your own boss.
In 2005, I started my own “business” called Prep By Molly. I would spend hours in my parents’ basement sewing grosgrain ribbon belts, watch bands, dog collars and purses. While it kept me busy, I never invested enough time and effort into it to create a real business. Prep by Molly was probably the closest I have come to owning my own business. Those lemonade stands I used to set with my best childhood friend, Lindsay, were a very close second.
I am confident that I have the creativity, the intelligence and the work ethic to own my own business. Putting plans into place is something that I do well; I am organized, have a strong ability to multi-task, and when I feel passionate about something, I can spend far too many hours doing it. Unfortunately, one thing is preventing me from starting my own business… the idea.
I haven’t come up with an idea that I think could sustain a business. While Prep By Molly was fun while it lasted, it wasn’t something that I felt passionate about, or would be willing to invest my entire livelihood into. So until the day where I am struck with a flash of genius and an idea comes together, I will live vicariously through my various friends who have turned an idea into a business. These are the young entrepreneurs in my life!
The first company will be featured tomorrow. Get excited and get ready to live vicariously through their creativity, unbelievable execution of a simple ideas, and of course their tasty treats!