The slog of business

We have a saying around Founder's Co-op which is "chop wood, carry water"....which is a saying that comes from monk's practice in the monastery.  It is intended to get at the fact that much of business is not sexy. The day to day practice of business is a slog. The trick for most entrepreneurs is to be able to do that slog work day in day out for many years while keeping an eye on the excitement of the original vision behind the company. This is not easy to do!  People's sense of time as an entrepreneur was skewed during the 1990's internet revolution and is skewed by massive successes such as Facebook or Zynga. Most businesses don't grow to $1b in 2 or 4 years. 

I'm writing this post on Monday morning which is when the slog of chopping wood and carrying water starts. Personally, I'm excited about my work this week even though much of it is oh so unsexy! 

Keep your head down, put one foot in front of the other and you'll get there! Have a good week.