Today reminded me of why I love start-ups so much. Rusty (my partner and the creator/CEO of TheBlogFrog) and I spent the day holed up in the Boulder Public Library working on arguably the most important presentation we'll ever make. There are just two of us (for now). No fancy office, no corporate salaries, no entertainment or travel budget. Just two people fighting hard to turn a great idea into a reality that will change the status quo.
I absolutely LOVE the early phase of a start-up. Almost to a fault. To me, there is no other stage at which the realm of possibility is so huge. If you are starting with nothing, all that exists ahead is pure potential and YOU GET TO DECIDE WHAT IS POSSIBLE. We get to sit in a library cubicle, on a park bench, or at a Starbucks and decide what we will build, what it will look like, and how we will solve our customers' problems. No one can tell us its not possible because frankly, they don't know. Nobody knows. If you live in a world of unknowns, all there is left to do is create.
If you are the type of person who likes lots of constants in your formulas and the variables make you nervous, a start-up might not be for you. But if you thrive on the adrenalin and sense of freedom that comes with creating something from nothing, you might want to give it a try :)