Saturday, March 23, 2013

Great Gray Owls and entrepreneurship. Show up. Shut up. Work for luck.

I was a dinosaur and fossil kid (still am).   I lamented the demise of dinosaurs.  I dreamed about meeting one.

Sometime during my childhood, scientists realized that birds were dinosaurs.

Birds survived the destruction of their dinosaur kin 60+ million years ago.  And they're all around us.


When I need to think straight, I go hang out with dinosaurs.  They're all cool.

Great Gray Owls are the largest owl in the world (by length) and have the longest wingspan of any owl in the world.  They are also very hard to see. 
Luck is a beautiful thing.  This year, I've been able to see not only my first Great Gray Owl, but a second one six days later.

The first sighting was in a beautiful rural setting in central Wisconsin.  The second sighting was in my own city (Middleton, WI) this week.  Amazing.

Entrepreneurship can be an ever-increasing wall of noise.  Your job is to sort it out in real time.

For me, the only way to do that is to find some quiet love in your life.

Quiet places in your  life are critical.  You need to show up, shut up, and work for luck.  It will make your life better and your entrepreneurship more sustainable.

Wikipedia - Great Gray Owls

Photos taken with standard handheld digital camera.

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