It’s been a while since I’ve posted here, so it’s time to get back on the wagon! No, I didn’t make an intentional decision to stop blogging. It started with some travel, then being down with a cold (or something), then more travel, then some more travel, and then life just accelerated over my rhythm and cadence. No good, and it’s time to get re-centered.
The first big change in life that I feel obligated to share is that the downtown connector will soon have one less vehicle on it. The Cook family is moving ITP! It was a difficult decision for us, because as I’ve bragged about many times, life in The Bubble of Peachtree City is a magical place to raise a family. But as one of my long time mentors says: “Time is not a limiting factor. You are the limiting factor.”
The bottom line is that investing the 2+ hours/day in the car to transition between my Voxa Family and my Life Family was more than I can continue to support. My family will now be a mere 4 miles from the Village and lots of exciting new opportunities will come with that geographically aligned life.
In addition to that big change, I’ve noticed that with Voxa’s growth accelerating, so has my attention and focus followed. I’ve gone against the advice I’ve given to so many startup entrepreneurs. Keep your balance. Don’t be consumed so deeply that you stop reading, writing, and exercising.
Effective growth and success comes from perspective, creativity, and positive energy. Focusing from the time you wake up until you hit your pillow only on one thing without taking a breath once in a while will work against your intended motion. Eventually you will run out of steam.
I’m looking forward to the next chapter of our lives and will work hard to keep the rhythm of reading, writing, and exercising as I locate the new center. Time for JC to slow down to go faster.