Entrepreneurs and Disasters

I don't know about you, but I've never really felt helpless. I always feel like I can accomplish things if I put my mind to it, and I always think I can figure out how to solve just about any problem. I think lots of entrepreneurs feel that way. Then along comes Katrina. I'm watching these people on tv, and the miles and miles of disaster, and I feel like I can't really do anything. I can donate some blood and send some money. But I can't really help push things forward. That's what I like to do. I like to push things forward. But I can't. No one can, really, at this point. It will take months to clean up the damage before they can even start to rebuild.

It's a very strange feeling, to have this weigh so heavy on my mind, and realize this is an insolvable problem. It puts things in a much different perspective.

A young lady that interviewed me recently about entrepreneurship asked me "are entrepreneurs happy?" It was a question I have never been asked. I don't know if most of them are or not. But in general, I think most workers aren't. Times like this, when you realize how quickly you can lose everything, really highlight the importance of being happy as much as possible.

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Things come and go so easily. I hope you find joy each day in whatever it is that you do.