Great respect is due for anyone starting a venture. A tremendous undertaking in leadership is entailed. Here are some ideas in bootstrapping which have been helpful to me, and which I hope will help anyone growing their own organization.
Hanh mitakuyapi. Hello my relatives.
I believe I've said before that I take no salary from my company in order to give it more to build with, & instead, I work outside jobs.
Among my many skills is that of carpentry - master level, frame to finish including cabinet-making. Today, I rode along with someone to install a window in (shiver!) a trailer house. I think they're called "mobile homes" now, but they're 'trailers' to me.
Anyway, like most "trailer homes", this one had substantial rot around the window.
Hanh mitakuyapi. Hello my relatives. The title says it all. 28 being 4 * 7, 2 holy numbers in the Lakota Way, 28 is, too. We're growing, & this is good.
Interesting this should happen when U.S. political history - & perhaps, world political history too - are being made with the election of a mixed-blood, Barack Obama, to the U.S. Presidency & a white man, Joe Biden, to the U.S. Vice-Presidency, instead of the other way around. And, they got elected by a landslide margin with few (no?) questions of legality in the vote-counting and tabulating as happened in 2000 & 2004.
I received an email recently that claims Wal-Mart senior management has been calling mandatory meetings for the company's employees in which the employees are told they "cannot" vote for the Obama-Biden ticket "or any other employee-friendly, union-friendly candidates for political office". It's not an urban legend, according to the sources I checked.
This makes me so angry I just boil. When it comes to the Constitution, I am a rabid supporter.
We're back up to 21 members. I like this. I still don't know why we lost that member, and may never, but I'm not a happy loser, especially when I don't know why; because if you don't know why you lost, you can't fix what needs it.
I'm a big believer in failure analysis, and have been since college. Back then, I read that Corning Glass's research lab did such unique things as Failure Analysis, on the premise that you are likely to learn more from analyzing your failures than from your successes.