18 Jul 2009
I started this blog full of enthusiasm but aware of the risk that the frequency would tail off. It was with a similar mindset that I joined a new gym some months ago. It has been a couple of weeks since I wrote my last post – but this is considerably less than the time since I last went to the gym! I really must do better on both fronts.
The past fortnight has been exceptionally busy but at the same time extremely rewarding. Many, many months ago my colleagues and I embarked on a vision to create a highly practical and useful resource for the job-seeker. From this emerged a plan and the creation of a business. We went through numerous phases from the initial idea and blank sheet of paper through to crystallising our ideas into system specifications to where we are now: a complete, comprehensive and well-received system. Myworksearch now has real life job-seekers using it and we are getting superb feedback. I struggle to convey how thrilled this makes me.
The philosopher Lao-tzu said that “the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” and in many ways creating a business is this way. There is so much that needs to be done that it can appear overwhelming. Sometimes it is better to just take the first step and, Forest Gump like, just keep going. With a technology business it is tempting to see the launch date as our thousandth mile. But what becomes apparent is that there is no destination stopping point.
We are already full of ideas on ways in which we can enhance our offering, adding new features and content and entering new markets. I cannot think of a recent day when I have managed to tick off every item on my to do list. But the buzz and sense of purpose makes this all worthwhile.
All the best