In less than three weeks I will leap. I have leapt before; but this is a big one. I will retire from the military and recreate myself as an entrepreneur.
My Java Journal has chronicled my journey thus far. It will begin to adapt to prepare for this new, this life-altering, leap.
In the coming weeks there will be a re-branding of My Java Journal; a slight adjustment to the logo to start. The site will also be improved based on the lessons I have learned to date. I will begin to prepare it for the announcement of the business launch. This was foundational in this site’s purpose.
I am not there yet, but momentum is building. Opportunities are presenting themselves. I will have decisions to make. But first …
… following my retirement I will embark upon a journey. This time though, it will be a physical journey. Me on my motorcycle, heading west. Generally west anyway.
I will visit coffee shops and learn. I will meet people and share stories.
The plan is to take a deliberate period to transition. A period to disengage and focus on this next chapter of my life. It is about getting back to the core motivators of this leap. On my About Me page I shared a quote about seeing things that startle you, feeling things never felt before,and meeting people with different points of view. This motorcycle trip is a realization of that desire; an opportunity to share as I move from coffeehouse to coffeehouse and firm up my business ideas. I want to meet owners, baristas and customers. I want to share; a running focus group, if you will.
“Leap, and the net will appear.” I hope so. If not, well, we’ll figure it out. Stay tuned for the official announcement of this Transition Tour and updates to the site to support it.
A friend and role model of mine from Kingston, Ontario introduced me to Michael Hyatt and the John Burroughs quote from this post. Kaoru owns Cha Cha Tea and is a mentor I hold in high esteem. If you find yourself in Kingston, stop on by and support a wonderful person and tea connoisseur.