Walmart was very good to me.
I made some friends there and learned valuable lessons in retail, production, efficiency, and leadership. There are no regrets. I needed to leave and my team needed a new voice. It always seemed to me that the day you start your own venture would be a day you give the middle finger to the man and walk proudly out and this feeling of relief would swarm over you. I certainly had the relief of it being over at Walmart, but there is an added intensity now because it is up to me and me alone.
It's what you always wanted Rono.
I tell myself that and it motivates me because I've always believed I could do this and now I'll find out if I'm full of shit about building businesses or if I really can do it.
Even if I suck at building companies and should work for someone else at least I know. It will be a bitter pill to swallow, but it'll be out of my system. Starting a company isn't even about not working for someone else it's about seeing if I can do it too.
I know now that I was willing to leave my job to try this. I'm ready.