I had the most delightful experience last night. To be honest I was not really looking forward to it and almost cancelled. But I am sooooo happy that I didn't.
The first problem was that this engagement required that I leave my house at twilight on a Sunday evening. I don't know about you but that's the time that I want most to be settling by butt in some cozy position on my couch and zoning out in front of the TV.
The second problem was that my man was under the weather so I was going stag. And thirdly I was heading to a local bar, one of the last places I really want to go by myself (it's kind of a toss up between a bar and the grocery store.)
The reason for my adventure was to meet some friends that I hadn't seen in quite a while. They were in my neck of the woods to see a local performance by Josh Blackburn. I had never heard of him and frankly since I was going alone and felt I should maybe be doing Nurse Betty detail rather than hanging out at a bar on a Sunday night, my plan was to see my friends for bit and then make an early exit back to my couch and my gimpy boyfriend.
But you know how plans go sometimes, right out the window. Three and a half hour later I was sad when the show ended. I bought myself a new CD and went on my way. I had thoroughly enjoyed the evening. My reasons were two-fold. Firstly Josh is an amazing musician but secondly and equally important to solopreneurs or entrepreneurs like myself he is a vivid example of living your dream full on no holds barred.
If you look there are lost of examples these days available to us on the internet and TV, you can read magazine articles and listen to radio show about people going after their dreams but they feel so remote somehow. Don't get me wrong I still find their stories inspiring. But it is an amazing feeling to sit literally just a few feet away from someone with this kind of energy, enthusiasm and love for what they do. If you are in the Denver area you should really try to see him.
As I muddle through my own entrepreneurial endeavours I wish for this kind of tenacity and dedication. And I am thankful for my enjoyable evening and the inspiration it continues to provide.