Sunday, August 27, 2006

Rested and Ready for More

What a great trip. We really enjoyed the Adirondacks thoroughly, and in particular Saratoga Springs. In fact, we caught the running of the Travers, a $1 million horse race won by Barbarosa.

If I were to pick a dream lifestyle, wouldn’t it be great to own a second home in Saratoga Springs (summer residence and select winter trips) and then a third home in Santa Barbara. Yeah, that would be pretty sweet, I’d say.

All in all, it was great to get some rest, and I hope to do a couple more three day weekends before the end of the year. By next year, it would be good to have enough of a team in place to simply take a vacation (novel concept). Oh yeah, back to getting my business off the ground. Yup, back in the saddle again, but I feel much more able to face the work. It really was a good trip.

Made the finals on a pretty significant pitch, and will be getting ready for that as well as lots of fulfillment this week. Also, interviewing some more people, and yes, looking to apply for an SBA loan to bridge the gap between retainer fees coming in and the immediate need to hire.

Fortunately, the business qualifies for disaster relief due to the flood. Most of my prudent reserve was eaten up by getting the house and office back up and running. Now, I can re-establish that reserve and build out my business (if client demand is there). I can also establish credit for the company, which is pretty hard to do when you start-up.

Here are Monday’s quotes:

“Sometimes the most urgent thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest.”

-Ashleigh Brilliant

“What is without periods of rest will not endure.”

-Ovid

1 Comments:

Anonymous Marc Hausman said...

Geoff,

We met last year at an industry networking event.

I've enjoyed reading your blog as it has brought me back 10 years to the challenges we faced when Strategic Communications Group (Strategic) was launched.

You will find cultivating and growing a PR/communications business to be rewarding -- professionally and personally.

Best of success,

Marc Hausman
"Strategic Guy" Blog: http://www.gotostrategic.com/blog/index.php

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