“…I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been, “no” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” -Steve Jobs, Stanford Commencement Speech, 2005
I left the Army after about 15 years of active service. There were many interesting experiences over the last several years and too many days in a row when my answer was “no.” For the first time since I was 18, I have no commitments.
How does the saying go, “Don’t start a business unless you can’t think of anything else to do?” This is where I am.
I just signed a five year lease for what I’m expecting to be our first location. This is my first entrance into the retail food market. I’m going to be entering a learning curve but am excited to see what we will do and what opportunities will present themselves along the way.
I’d like to keep this blog going for memory of starting Red Point Smoothies. Hopefully it will be interesting, even better if it provides value to others starting or looking to start a business. Again, borrowing from Steve Jobs’ Stanford commencement speech, staying hungry, staying foolish, looking forward to where this journey takes me.