I Love Sprtybsll and Business

by Chris McGinty

It’s Sunday again, which means it’s time for my next installment of my once a year sports based blog post. This year were going to talk about last year’s post… oh wait, I see the problem. Oh well, I started typing. It’s too late now.

Thanks to ads on Peacock, I’m now aware that we’re already in playoff season. I do know enough about sportsgame to know that there’s always a mandatory work day in February where I have to deliver pizza and watch the halftime show. Since we’re halfway through January now, being in the playoffs makes sense.

It was then that it occurred to me that I don’t even know if the Scowboys made it into the playoffs. If they didn’t then my concerns last year (oops, last week) didn’t even matter. This is why I’m going to vow from this point on to pay more attention to Ennef Elle, whoever she is.

Now don’t get me wrong. It still doesn’t feel like sprtybsll is all that important. Ideally, I’d rather be working on building a business with Nathan. Something quaint. A bed and breakfast overlooking the valley, maybe somewhere off the coast of Fiji, if that’s in Texas. Or a YouTube channel. We could start a YouTube channel. We could still setup our base of operations in Fiji though.

I do sometimes wonder about things. It’s almost like Nathan and I know what to do, but we stay in comfort zones. This blog is safe. We can post all the time to this and we don’t have to worry about that pesky success bothering us. And that’s kind of what I was trying to get across to Miguel yesterday before we called Nathan. Miguel is comfortable working on the same video for the last three years, and if I had to guess three years from now he’ll still be working on it figuring that he’d like to have the whole series done before he posts anything.

I think there’s a thing that happens with building businesses and pursuing the career paths that are the most uncertain where outsiders look in and say, “Wow. You’re spending a lot of time working on this thing that isn’t showing you any returns.” It’s embarrassing in some ways, because even though you know that person isn’t living their dreams either, they have the moral high ground on you that at least they’re not foolish enough to try.

No one wants to look like a fool for trying.

I know a bunch of people who don’t believe they can ever have their debt paid off and an emergency fund of three to six months of living expenses, much less believe that they can ever buy a home, pay it off, and retire. Yet, the path to doing that is actually a lot clearer than starting a business. The fears are irrational. If you lose everything it doesn’t sting as much if you hardly have anything. It’s not like when these sprtybsll players make millions early in their career and go bankrupt… this post was about sports, wasn’t it? I was supposed to look up whether the Scowboys were in the playoffs or not. Oh well, I hit my word count. It’s too late now.

Chris McGinty is a spore fan who is a real fungi who would lIke to mold the future. I’m not sure if this blurb is working.

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