The funniest thing happened to me today. I had taken the day off (hoping by now I`d have at least one interview scheduled, which I don`t) and I was talking to mom about all the different ideas I suddenly had for possible business ventures. When I got to one of the retail ideas (this one online instead of a physical store), I realized that I`d been talking somewhat `passionately` about the idea, and for a much longer amount of time than the others. My mom`s contribution was that I should `test` the idea on ebay first. I might. Although, with my tech background building a website is no big deal for me ... of course, designing one is something else entirely! And we have a lot of marketing experience in my family, so I`m not too worried about that. Anyway, it was weird how after all this agonizing I decided what I want to focus on, just by talking about it.
dsprindle, you are right, taking away some of the corporate pain could take away incentive to get out of corporate. But this would be something I could work on while working. Get the learning curve out there, get ramped up. And it is something I`m excited about, I don`t have to go out and get big business loans, and is even related to a hobby! Yes, I am probably much less risk tolerant than the average entrepreneur; I see this as a way to lessen that risk. And you are right, things happen when we take action. It`s like a boulder rolling down a hill, you have to get it started or it will never get ... well, I don`t want to `get to the bottom` but you get my meaning