Day 176: Confidence Builders and A New Start Up

bulb copyI’ve never been much of an entrepreneur. Don’t get me wrong, I’m highly driven and creative but I prefer a cushy job at a large corporation over the thrills (and challenges) of working in a start up environment. Last weekend in the dead middle of night, I was suddenly struck with an idea. I dreamt up an unconvential blog-based business that combines three of my long-time passions: beauty, fashion, and writing.

Immediately I messaged N and shared the details of my proposed business. He was very supportive, encouraging me to think through the strategy and bring my vision to life. To launch this project, there would be a hefty amount of technical work required, but N offered to walk me through it when the time came. The web-tech area isn’t my forte and the mere thought of purchasing a domain, constructing a website and configuring the back-end was intimidating. After we concluded our impromptu late night conversation, I couldn’t fall asleep. The wheels in my head were spinning. Ideas were brewing. In other words, my mind was on fire.

The next day, I was amped to start laying the foundation for my new venture. But step one involved my least favorite activity: the tech set up. I braced myself and prepared to call N so he could explain the online purchasing process. That’s when the email arrived – the email confirming my recently aquired business domain name and accompanying email address. To my surprise, everything had already been linked to a server and set up for me. All I needed to do was log in! Realizing this was important to me, N went ahead and completed the tech set without me even having to ask.  Most boyfriends give their significant others flowers and chocolates. Mine gave me my first website, and the vote of confidence to start thinking like an entrepreneur.


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12 thoughts on “Day 176: Confidence Builders and A New Start Up

  1. Andrew says:

    I wish you all the success and happiness in your new venture. I look forward to hearing about it once it’s ready to launch.

  2. Joyce says:

    Your idea sounds intriguing! And what a guy. Keep us posted.

  3. Irish Katie says:

    OMG…can I say…I LOVE your boyfriend!!!!

    N is AWESOME!!!

    By the way, I am tech-challenged too lol…so..what is this site? Is it accessible yet?

    And by the way….that line you used…”my mind was on fire …. that is suuuchhhhh a great way to express that.


  4. Awesome, can’t wait to hear about it! I’m loving your blog!

  5. If he is like me, doing the technical stuff is major fun. I did the same thing for my ex, unfortunately her idea never got off tue ground. But I still have the domains!


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