I have been working mad hours lately trying to hit the deadlines for the launch of my new Elective Health Care consortium and I haven’t had time to post many blog entries.
Taking care of all of the logistical stuff of taking over the business like credit card process (both American Express and Visa Mastercard), setting up the PO Box, Toll Free Numbers (VoIP), Toll Free Fax (Web Based), Client Relationship Management Software, Accounting Software, New Bank Accounts, Secretary of State Filings for California, signature authority at the current bank, tax paperwork, absorbing accountant fee’s and advice and communicating and producing for my current clients via SEO, New Site Development and Lead Generation has been unbelievably time consuming!
Work alone isn’t keeping me busy though; I am also trying to work out my mortgage on the Puerto Rico House (is has been in escrow for 8 months)and that has been most stressful. More so than work, cause I am good at work and enjoy it and it is in my control. Now, dealing with banks in Puerto Rico has been completely different than the above; no control, very little communication and mad money going to appraisers, title companies, hazard insurance companies and fuckin mortgage brokers fee’s on top of the too high of an interest rate we are going to be paying. Also, to get approved for this loan, we are going to have to plop down over 24 percent of the homes value out of the gate. Hmmm…if you didn’t follow the above link to the dream house, I’ll tell you here to save you the trouble; the house is under construction. It is only roughed in, meaning it looks done from the outside, all of the framing is done and all of the electrical and plumbing is complete…it just needs finishing work like appliances, bathrooms, floors, drywall, lighting. Perfect because we can customize it, but that is more money flowin’ out the pockets after dropping 25 percent at the gate.
So, thinking of all this (which I do all the time..as I complete a task I push it out of my conscious) last night made me realize that I am the project guy. Let’s review;
- I sold my ownership in a company with thirty something people on payroll and now run the company that I completely own solo with some key 1099’s and some great web based business applications that allow me to work from anywhere in the world with Internet access
- I am buying a house in Puerto Rico that is still under construction and will be finishing the construction myself with Summers dad and a couple of 1099 manual laborers
Ok, so that is only two projects, but they are both huge in scope and I will be working on the simultaneously. And much like Howard Roark I refuse to compromise my personal vision and professional integrity to make any of this easier on myself. Instead, I hereby deem myself The Project Guy. Catch me if you can fuckers, and if you do, in the words of Chris Tucker…I don’t give a fuck! And you know why? Because I am the project guy.
Small Print: When the author refers to “Fuckers” he means it in an endearing way, not in a gang fight “pop a cap in your ass” kinda way.