Oh yeah. I used to be a salesman. It’s a tough racket.
I sold my store in December 2019. I inflicted a many-pages-long post on some of my retailer friends about the why and the how, but the short version is that I’d solved all of what I found to be the interesting problems, but that left some boring, frustrating problems that would always be a part of that particular kind of business. I found a buyer who is willing to work on those problems in exchange for an obscenely profitable buy-a-job. He’s a smart guy. I hope he doesn’t mess it up.
There are few posts rolling around in my head, still. I’d like to get them published here, but I refuse to be one of those guys who perpetually apologizes for a lack of activity. I hope you’ll forgive me if posts pop up out of nowhere with no context or overarching theme. I’ll work on them if and when I feel the urge.
In the mean time, I hope you’re making good decisions, and I challenge you to take care of something at your business that you’ve been putting off this week.