So I spent fourteen hours writing my business plan yesterday. Of course without referencing at all the wonderful options available to me at Allbusiness.com, the company I work for. Hell, I went to school for a year to learn the specifics of writing feasibility studies, prospectuses and business plans. And still, I’m kind of like a man who refuses to stop and ask for directions.
Truth is, the most frustrating time I had yesterday was attempting to negotiate the new Word 2007 program, which is completely different from the Windows XP on my old computer. Endless hours were wasted simply trying to relearn how to format things.
As per usual, every time I attempted to use a new program, I had to register, reboot, download, defrag, do a jig and go to the bathroom.
In the end, by one in the morning I had come up with a decently comprehensive pitch for my prospective investors. Which now has to edited with a fine tooth comb, and then reformatted once again, by my wife who seems to be a genius at this sort of thing.
I just want to cook, darn it. I’m sick of technology. It’s supposed to make my life easier and often it does. But the learning curve for a dimwit like me is intense. When I got home last night I hit the bed with the same kind of exhaustive flop as I have after every one of my children has been born.
All I know is, in the long run it’s worth the effort to try and get ahead in the world and the journey of learning new things, isn’t all that bad if you can stick to it.