I haven’t been posting much for a long time. Truth be told I’ve been through a period of successive business losses and life challenges which had me fundamentally questioning whether I had any credibility toward writing a blog like this. Maybe I’m not only an “anti”-guru, maybe I’m a non-guru, the un-guru. I wondered if maybe I was just some schmuck who had gotten a little lucky, caught a jetstream to some outward success, which had since tapered out and left me an empty shell of my former (largely illusory) self: some windbag loser who should just STFU.
As anybody who’s followed this blog knows, I have contempt for professional gurus who don’t have a track record at actually doing anything, other than pontificating about success (most of them Law of Attraction “experts”). For awhile there, I felt like I was actually successful at doing stuff (hence the tagline for the blog).
Then a few years ago (wow, has it been that long?) things kind of went off the rails for me. A string of business failures outside of my core business, and coincidentally (as anybody who has ever hit a slump knows, seemingly inevitably) even my core business started sputtering. We lost money 3 years in a row. We’d never even had back-to-back losing years, let alone 3 of them.
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