This has been an interesting read.
I had to get angel investors involved in my company which meant at times behaving like a poodle doing parlor tricks for snausages.
I previously worked as a marketing director (pre net and social networking), screen writer and stand up comic. My last "real" job was working in management for a bank which sounds a lot like ♥♥♥♥♥♥ Tank. Yeah, so try writing a business plan and investor overview with that potpourri of a background. But, I knew the idea had merit. I knew the subscription model would not only work in this case, it has thrived in my competition's sites and I knew that what I was about to build had never been done and would be offering something completely unique which is about as rare on the net as a quality Hannah Montana CD.
And during this entire process, I have found Steve's blogs to be incredibly useful whether he was addressing the practical side of increasing productivity or discussing the application of loa/SR. In one of his manifestations articles he talks about how sometimes a white rabbit will appear first and you have to follow it down the trail wherever it may lead. That's precisely what I have experienced during this three year journey of getting my business to launch and it's all been intention followed by aligned action. But the white rabbit (idea) came first and it came almost alarmingly fast and in an unexpected manner. And subsequently, the cooperation of just the right people and circumstances has been at times jaw dropping. The synchronistic nature of the journey makes me downright giddy.
This really has nothing to do with the thread, but I need to get to my five posts done so my avatar can post an avatar.