Fear of failure and failure to launch

I absolutely love reading about entrepreneurs and listening to various podcasts that are based on entrepreneurs.  Despite this, I’ve NEVER stepped out on my own project.  I should rephrase that and say that I have started projects, but I’ve never launched anything.

I’ve thought a lot about why I’ve never launched anything and there’s three reason’s, perhaps,  that I come up with.  The first is that I usually get distracted with another ‘great idea’ and the first gets put on hold because the second sounds more promising or whatever you want to call it.  The second reason is that I fear failing.  I fear launching something and having it utterly fall flat on it’s face.  No one using it.  I’m not really sure why this is.  It’s not like none of these entrepreneurs I follow and listen to say you’ll hit a home run every time you launch something. As a matter of fact most say that you’ll be failing a lot before you get something that sticks.  Thirdly and this is just an excuse more than anything.  Most of my ideas revolve around the web.  While I can put some things together on a design I’m not a designer.  I don’t know what colors look well together or how to put together a site that works for the users.

So I find myself at times getting jealous of these entrepreneurs at times.  And at times it really gets me down.  I work myself out of these funks and tell myself that it’s okay to work the 9 to 5 job.  But then it repeats itself.  So why do I continue to follow these guys and put myself through this?  I’m not sure.  Part of it, I think, is the fact that my parents were their own bosses and I think there’s something ‘genetically’ in my blood that keeps me looking at this stuff.  And I suppose, part of it is the idea of (a) possibly making it big or (b) working where I want to!

I still toss around ideas almost every day, but usually never act on them.  I feel like there is something out there for me, it’s just a matter of finding it.  Perhaps it’s doing something with the web or perhaps it’s some sort of writing.  I don’t know, but I keep searching for it.

And if you’ve read this far your probably wondering where these personal thoughts came from.  They came from post one and two from John Saddington.  Take a few minutes to read them if your interested in entrepreneurship.

21 Days of Primal now Complete!

We made it! 21 days of Primal eating is complete.  Okay that sounds bad. It really does. Cause quite honestly we like it so much that it really could have gone without any fan fare or weighing it or anything like that. But we did and we are continuing on down the primal path. Anyways for anyone who might be coming here besides spammers here’s the results from 21 days.  You can see what the original numbers were in this post.


Weight: 219.8 LBS (down 4.5 lbs)
Belly Measurement: 39.25 inches (down .75 inches)
Chest Measurement: 37.25 inches ( down 1.75 inches)

Not bad I think.  Part of me wants to feel a bit discouraged about the weight loss, but I’m not.  I feel so damn good it doesn’t matter that much to me.  I know more will come off and I’ll post those numbers up as I go along on this journey.  The almost 2 inches lost on the chest I can tell.  My shirts fit differently and I feel a lot better. My wife has lost a few more pounds than me an many more inches than me.

Where do we go from here? Well, we continue down this path and see where it gets us.  I actually feel like working out now and have been doing a few things here and there (squats and push-ups mainly), so that’s one thing I’m looking to improve upon.  The diet can be tightened up a bit, but we are LOVING what we are eating.  It’s not a chore.

If you are considering going primal here’s something we discovered today.  If you shop at Walmart like many people do consider going to a shopping place that has a in house butcher shop.  You’ll find meat is cheaper.  We also found that veggies are cheaper as well. As long as we stayed on the outside we could save money shopping at some place other than Walmart.


Going Primal: Week 1

I had this vision of posting up a blog every few days to update our progress on going primal.  Obviously that didn’t happen.  However I’ve got a few minutes to share a few things.

About half way through week one I started waking up really energized.  It took me about 2 to 3 minutes to clear the cob webs out of my head but after that I felt like I was on my game.

A couple of times in the morning I was really hungry but most of the time I don’t experience any hunger sensations.  We are still pretty much eating three meals a day, but they vary in size quite a bit. Sometime’s it a small bowl of soup and other times it’s a mega salad.

One thing I have noticed is that I am tired at certain times.  It comes and goes.  I’ve got plenty of fat, so this is something I plan on researching.  Why do I get tired at certain times and not others.

We are still eliminating ‘bad’ stuff from our diet.  Last night we had ‘splurge’ and paid for it.  It’s amazing how quickly the body adapted.  We are back on primal today!

I’ll be very curious to see results when we weigh in a couple of weeks down the road.

Have a great week all.