Recently I have started doing more freelance work for people. I hope that someday this will evolve into a little company that helps people solve problems, does some design work, equips people to impact more people and make the world a better place. I think it would be good for me to blog about how its going. Perhaps somebody can learn from my experiences, but mostly i process things well by writing. So, here we go…
I think the place to start is with what I want to do. It would be simple enough to put out a shingle and tell people i will make there brochures, but that is not exactly the direction i want to go. I started brainstorming some things that I value that i would want to be part of a company i start. Here are a few in no order:
- problem solving
- high service
- good design
- big picture
- best solutions
Each of those values have challenges of course. Networking is a good example, I really lilke connecting people. If somebody I know has a broblem they need to solve one of the first things that comes to my mind is to try and think of somebody i know who can help them. I hope that that a big part of what i do in the future is connecting people who might be able to work together. The problem is that I don’t have a big network. I dont know lots of people. So that challenge that i have is to step out and start building my own network of people I know and trust who i can connect to other people.
I think these values are a good place for me to start thinking through what i really want to do with this venture. Next up, some big picture ideas of what i want to do.