I’m excited to announce that I have a family friend who is just about ready to jump into the deep end. By all accounts he seems pretty successful from the outside. Job at a top 10 company in Oregon. Wife who is also at a top 10 company in this amazing State. He acquires real estate when the cash and opportunity present itself.
But this man has decided to enter the game of Amazon. Buy low and sell high! He is definitely very analytical in his approach. Asked very detailed oriented questions. At the end of our discussion, I laid it out. I said, “I don’t give a shit about the details man, do it only if you love the game.” If you are doing it for ‘cash’, you are pretty much done before you started. I personally know of someone who has been involved in about four different ventures that crashed and burned before it even got started. You got to love the game of shit. It’s easy to make excuses on why things aren’t working, it’s even better to stay in the game so you don’t have to keep making excuses.
I’m not sure if my family friend will make it nor do I care. The only thing I care about is he’s going to enter the game. His game. Not mine. You just have to get in the game to see where it leads you. On a personal note … I don’t believe failure is possible in my game. You only fail if you give up. My family friend is going to have to have his own philosophy when he hits that first wall. The moment I wake up tomorrow at 6:00am, I pretty much have about 3-4 walls trying to hold me back. I’ll just bust through as usual. Sometimes it takes longer then other times but I’m not giving up so it really doesn’t matter to me how high the wall is.
Our headquarters isn’t much. About 14,000+ SF of operational greatness. About a half a million dollars of inventory my cost. I’m in the game to win. When I left my meeting with our family friend …. I had only one regret. I wish I would have told him “you can’t fail if you don’t give up man……”