Amazing writer Mellissah Smith wrote this post all the way back in 2012 that talks about a book entitled Never Eat Alone , and says so much that I wholeheartedly agree with!
Her best line from the article is…
“A lunch date with someone can change your outcomes.”
I also find that lunch with friends is often a simple way to get motivated.
Being able to talk through one’s ideas, thoughts and general chit-chat is a great way to both vent one’s mind and then refresh and rebuild.
I take every opportunity to have lunch with a local entrepreneur whom I call my ‘mentor’ (though he doesn’t really know that).
We use the opportunity to share our current and future goals, then discuss where things might be modified or amended. If the opportunity arises or is deemed necessary, we combine forces to complete ideas.
And sometimes we walk away in disagreement, but we always catch up to discuss why we disagree and if we found a way to overcome the differences.
So I agree with the sentiment that lunch equals money, but I primarily use the time to stay motivated!
That being said, I also enjoy quiet time to mull over ideas. Not mull in a bad way, but so as to think through new ideas to determine if they are cost effective, ethical (and I mean in line with both my own ethics plus to some degree what society deems morally acceptable) and what I really want to do.
Being able to step out of oneself to see the ramifications of a new venture is always important.
Asking yourself if you really want to do a thing is vital when in the startup stage; There is nothing worse than being halfway through a project to discover that the result is not what you had in mind at the beginning.
That’s my two cents for the day.
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