Every now and then, you will get a wake-up call that forces you to re-evaluate your commitment to your dreams. I got one today. My prospective business partner, who was working a contract job to build up the seed money to start the pizza restaurant, has had a setback. It seems like the job he got hired for was a little bit of smoke-and-mirrors...
For me, this is a gut-check. "Do I really want this?" The answer is still "yes". So, I will press on. I will continue to refine the processes, and the recipes, until the product is right. I will also continue to build up the name recognition locally by hosting more parties and maybe doing a little catering. In the mean-time, I wish my future partner all the best. When the time is right, then we will move forward. Not before, and not at-risk. And most assuredly without outside financing. I will not be beholden to any bank.
The timing has to be right. I am in no hurry. Instead of causing worry, this little disappointment has been a blessing in disguise. It has allowed me the time to be introspective about what I want and how I intend to bring it to fruition. For now, I will wait patiently and work at what I know.
I need to learn patience anyway.