In my final year of university (last year), I had a module called Music and Media Business Enterprise. In this module we were encouraged to think like entrepreneurs, strive for the best, and adapt your ideals of creating a business that was truly original. Why? Because, according to my lecturer, there were very few completely original business ideas left out there, and you shouldn’t be put off by the idea that someone else is already doing it. The important question you have to ask yourself is, what are they NOT doing? Do it better!
I struggled to put a business idea together in a coherent manner that would both get my ass an A grade, and reveal itself as a viable unique business plan, despite my belief that I was sitting on gold. One and a half of these things happened… the A, and the unique business plan minus the viability. What has followed since that module is a shitstorm of ideas based on my original business plan that continues to evolve bit by bit. If I’m honest, at times it feels like I’m watching fucking paint dry, but for the most part, I’m one step closer to building a future business that I’ll be proud of.
Where am I going with this you ask? This blog over the years, and all it’s deleted, hidden and rewritten content has provided a space for my rants to flow while I traveled, rants to follow my return back to a gloomy recession, digital walls to hang my amateur food snaps, and a space to rewire my business plan while I complete my masters. It’s haphazard at times, all over the place in others, without little rhyme, reason or finesse, but it’s fun, it’s a project, a haven of food and secret research, and the design alters as I go. It’s not exactly firing ahead of the web filled wasteland of zero attention blogs, but soon my pretties, it will inspire you to say “balls to the wind”!
All you have is NOW, so ‘for now’, all I leave you with is a tag line that is closer to my own heart… Live like you give a shit!