I got to talking with a guy about his job, he works for a major tech company, putting together financing packages for multi-million-dollar purchases (this means he sells financing). His company was acquired about 10 years ago and that’s what led to his statement that’s the title of this memo.
He likes what he does but doesn’t love it. He’s at an age where changing jobs would be tough, and he’s not treated with respect. He told me he hasn’t had a week off in eight years and on a four-day weekend trip to New Orleans he spent most of Thursday and Friday (vacation days) putting out (work) fires.
It’s people like this, usually 10-20 years younger than this person, that allow me to have my business. They get fed up the corporate world and look to escape. When the escape pod is buying a business, that’s where I can help.
It’s also when a business owner says he or she wants to move from X to Y. Y may be a new product, new service, or new geographic area. The options are start a new division or buy a business with said product line or new territory, which is where my book Growth By Acquisition Makes Dollars and Sense comes into play.
Life is too short to have a lousy career. It’s why entrepreneurship is popular.
“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime double so.” Douglas Adams