You’ll never be able to quit and do nothing, Paul!”
That’s the kind of comment I’ve been getting every day from friends and family since I told them I was going to take things easy for a while.
“They’re wrong I thought?”
The idea of being able to put my feet up whilst enjoying a good book, going for walks in the afternoon with my wife, helping our children with their lives, and a little charity work each week, would surely be enough to keep me occupied.
But then on the flip side …
Over the last few weeks I’ve been giving a lot of thought to how I can keep myself busy, and my mind active whilst still lifting my foot off the gas and taking things easier.
I’ve always loved building businesses - it's been my passion ever since I graduated from business school quarter of a century ago - gosh, where does the time go?
I’m one of the few people I know who loves nothing more than spending a day devouring the latest business books, perusing the pages of Harvard Business Review, having coffee with friends who are needing help with their business, and hunting for new software that will improve business performance and personal productivity.
Would I miss all of this?
The answer is a resounding ‘Yes’.
After a great deal of thought I came to the conclusion that the best thing I could do would be to spend some time helping others with their businesses, whether it be a new idea they want to pursue, or a problem they’re having with an existing business.
I’ve already volunteered for a local charity aimed at helping young people who want to start a business, but I figured it wouldn’t harm to offer my help to those people who were kind enough to support Intellimon over the last decade.
Over the past few weeks I’ve received so many lovely messages wishing me all the best for the future, that I felt it would be wonderful to try and put something back.
So, I have three questions.
Question #1 - What can I do to help?
Question #2 - What is the best format for delivering this help?
Question #3 - What topics do I need to focus on?
If you could spare a moment to let me know your thoughts that would be awesome. Your input will help me to stay focused on what people really need most help with, and to deliver it in the format that’s best for you.
I've put together a really little survey - just three quick questions.
Thanks so much for your help with this.