Have you ever tried to turn a snowflake into a snowball? It’s nearly impossible. When you get the first snowflake, it dissipates into nothingness before you wrangle a second one. Yet, somehow snowflakes turn into snow, which turns into a snowball and can turn into an avalanche.
Starting a business is like turning a snowflake into an avalanche. It’s rare and takes a lot of luck.
Like the first fallen snowflake, organizations start with a party of one: one chief, cook and bottle-washer. The starter has to have the momentum to stick around long enough to go from one to many without losing all of their substance, energy, determination and hope, like many before them.
I have been desperate many times, staring at the bottom of the barrel, desperate to get to one more day, always on the verge of that, “Oh Crap” moment.