Thank you for your response and input!
Its funny that you mention the past vs the future. I actually started in the hair business before getting into IT. I got into cutting hair when I began cutting my own and buddies while I was in the Air Force. It was the choice over getting the "Ward Cleaver" cut at the base barber shop. :-)
Once I got out of the service, post 1st Gulf War, I went to school to get my license and to satisfy my creative and business/operational sides. My plan was to one day have my own shop one day. I worked as a stylist but was frustrated with being in the typical salon environment that I look to change. I fell back on the operational skills that I built in the AF and that path eventually led me into the IT world. Over time I have come to realize that I am not using my strengths, but I am also not motivated the same as if I was in the realm that I feel that I fit. I am at ease and often prefer being in charge, (typical Leo - creative leader). Not to mention that I grew up in a small business household, with my parents owning and running businesses.
As far as my daughter, my hope is that she would see me following my dream, rather than settling. I would want for her to do the same. That would be the example that I would hope to instill.
Admittedly, part of this process is the courage to take the leap. In my case, I want it to be a very well thought out and calculated leap.
I feel and think that I have a concept that is frankly a sure win. Now its time to plan the work and then work the plan.
Thank you again for your response.