I haven’t been writing much. At all. I used to write constantly, especially as I started a journey that led me through a lot of twists and turns as I worked by way down the many avenues of being a product manager.
Both personally, and professionally, I have grown up a lot the last several years. Quite honestly, I lost interest in documenting things; it just wasn’t at the forefront of my mind.
As I continue to learn – both about being a better person, but also improving and enhancing my skill set, I find myself wondering if I should write regularly again. It gets things out there. It helps me reflect more often, which leads to a better understanding of what’s working and what isn’t.
This past week as a big milestone in my career: The opportunity to take on being a CEO, which is something I’ve always wanted and been working towards for the last 13 years. The challenges that come with that are immense. You feel a lot of pressure, but also a lot of excitement simultaneously. It’s no longer “someone else’s job” to worry about, literally, everything – it’s mine.
As I work feverishly to get up-to-speed, while also putting together all of the necessary materials to try raising venture capital for the first time myself, I realize how many great friends I have willing to pitch in and help however they can. Those I’ve come in to contact with over the years – either through this blog, or that I’ve worked with directly. And I couldn’t be more grateful for their time and expertise.
Certainly this is when I need the help. I have weaknesses I need to cover – and need advice when I’m unsure. I’m not trying to sound too serious, but I do take it very seriously, and want to succeed. For myself, for those that are part of the team, and for everyone that has helped me get to this point.
So while this journey begins at SqueezeCMM, maybe it is time to start writing again – like I did when I started as a product manager. A way to record my thoughts and see where it leads.
One thing I am sure of – If I can keep it up frequently, it will be a pretty good story.