I started Three Ears Media
two years ago. I forgot the date, to be honest. In the chaos of creating a company, landmarks don’t come with many calendar reminders.
Unless you post them on Facebook, which is precisely how I even knew it was the big day. I call it a big day because I know the odds of a company surviving—the odds of someone like me surviving this process. I was sure I’d fail. That idea set in a long time ago, almost exactly four years earlier, when I started and dissolved a company in a matter of days.
Three days, to be exact. You think I’m kidding.
Back then, I had no idea what to do. I also had a great job offer on the table. One that seemed too good to be true. P.S. It was. That job sucked.
Six years after that, as I considered my options at another bad job, nothing was scarier than staying in the role. I was too angry. Too hurt. I couldn’t wait, and I couldn’t go without a paycheck. So I started this thing called Three Ears Media. I bet it all on a brand I made up while spinning in my chair and playing with my dogs.
I had no idea what would happen next. While that chapter comes off as quite the fairytale, I’d be lying if I said this company didn’t scare me more every single day. I realize if I fail at this, there’s no one to blame but me. It feels a lot bigger than two weeks’ notice ever did. As it grows, evolves, and changes, I’m both lost and found all at the same time. This experience has transformed me.
I’m not done. I imagine the entrepreneurs years ahead of me would laugh at the idea that this career path ever stops throwing curveballs and yanking us across our comfort zone. That’s why starting a company isn’t practical or rehearsed. You can’t wait for the perfect time to leap toward what you want. There isn’t one.
Stop waiting for the perfect time or the ideal moment. Pursue the places, spaces, and ideas that make you proud of your life. I think someone smarter than me said, “big things happen while other people are making plans.” Be the person making big things happen for your life.
My post this week wasn’t about the big anniversary. Instead, it was a sarcastic ransom letter remote workers wish they could send to their bosses when they casually ask them to “come in for a meeting.” You’ll get a good laugh. I’m also sharing a report on why remote work matters and a blog from Christie Engler. It’s about writing policies this for people vs. against the ones who take advantage.
Have a great weekend -