Being a founder of a startup, building a company or whatever term you want to use seems like a long slog in the mud. Then to make it worse instead of having your boots on, you have on your shower shoes.
It is also like having 4th down from your own one yard line. With one second on the clock. You have not gained over 10 yards in one play all game and your down by 21. So even if you do score, you still lose. But, you know what. You still line up to run the play. Because you might lose this game. But this play just might set you up for success for the next game.
As a founder you have to always be positive. Even when you have no idea what you are doing. Even when it seems like every move you make back fires. Even when it seems like no else supports you or believes in what you are trying to build. Every punch in the gut, you have to stand tall and persevere. Because you know somehow, this is going to happen. Because you know you have a solution to a problem and you know you are the person to deliver this solution.
I have been finalizing the cavnessHR podcasts. I want to release the first one on Monday, October 2.
I am going to release 3 podcasts the first day and one a day for 7 days after that. Then I will release one a week. The interviews were great and a lot of fun. Doing the editing not so much. I did the first few show notes myself. I had no clue what I was doing. I finally got smart and started using Fiverr to transcribe the YouTube videos for me. They are supposed to include the time stamps and link them back to the videos. But who knows what I am going to receive. I will probably have a few different version of the show notes. This will be some trial an error at first.
Then I need to figure out how to put social media share buttons on the show notes. Or at least how to push the podcasts and show notes out to as many people as possible. I believe there is some great content on these podcasts. I know I will feel bad if I don't do everything I can to make sure as many people as possible has a chance to see, hear or read the podcasts. I am pushing the content out on video - YouTube, written - this blog, audio - iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud. The people I have interviewed are giving out some great resources. That will be very useful to everyone.
Below are the first guests on the cavnessHR podcast. I just want to give everyone a glimpse of the great guests.
I had a great meeting with Bruce Bjorklund from http://www.hyxus.com It was great talking to him and comparing notes. I gained a lot of insights from him about tech and tech talent in the Seattle area. He offered to provide me advice on tech and developers and to meet some more. I will without a doubt take him up on this offer.
I continued to meet with whoever would meet with me about becoming a part of cavnessHR. I met with several developers from Operation Code. https://operationcode.org I met with some very talented people. One wants to take a break from coding. One I believe is very interested. Then two, I believe are in a wait and see mentality.
I met again with Clertec. http://clevrtec.com We talked about future options for the site and about other items. What I like is that they provide all options and just not ones that only benefit them.
Finally, as Apple says, I have one more little thing. cavnessHR has our first customer.