I looked down at the paper in my hand, with a chill running down my spine, am I doing the right thing? I am about to sign off my company, my baby, the one I created, chose it's name, and every single detail concerning it's 6 short years all to my partners!
All I knew is that I wanted out, for various reasons, but mainly to cut back on stress.
The company I created with my partners and called 'Mine Co." Was getting orders, but do to operating it the way all companies do in our country it just felt old school to me, and the race to meet the very high operating costs meant taking in way more orders than I can actually enjoy and be creative with.
I needed to go back to my vision of the way I wanted to work, to simplify, to put more love into the process.
Love? Yes. Do what you love and get paid for it, that is the only way I want to work, that is the only way it would lead to success.
But I was doing everything else except for the thing I love: Research and Design.
In the book "the E myth revisited" it gives an example of someone who loves to do cupcakes and is good at it, after the compliments and encouragement of friends and family she starts her entrepreneurial quest & starts a small cupcake shop, to her dismay she ends up doing everything else the company needs like accounting and managing except for the cupcake making! She even hires someone else to make them!
I didn't want to be that person, I wanted to be like Vera Wang, who at the beginning of her career got famous for her talent but only made 18 dresses a YEAR!
Her creativity, time, and effort was poured in quality not quantity.
That is what I wanted, to work by my own rules, at my own pace, to give creativity to those who will wait for it, for good things come to those who wait.
If I wanted that it meant a new beginning, but in order to have it there must be an end.
So, I signed the papers, and went crying to my brother, who-thank God for him- calmed me down by saying: didn't you creat it? So are you telling me you can't creat a better one?
He was right, if I created my company whith zero experience, then after all these years of experience, trial and error, and more knowledge of the business, clients and what they wanted can't I creat a better one?
I realized then that I wasn't letting go of my baby, my baby just matured up, and became: "PlayWorks"
Here is to happy endings and new beginnings.