There are so many little things and components that go into starting up a business that sometimes, if I’m going to be perfectly honest here, I feel like my head just might explode. Not that it would have to be dramatic, exactly. The metaphor that comes to mind is more that, one day, I just have to do one more thing and instead of just adding to what’s there, my brain just starts slowly leaking out of my ear. That it will suddenly be too much and there won’t be any more room for the new information to go.
Take, for example, my latest shock to the system. As a part of setting up a practice that’s not completely online, I will actually need an office. The problem with that, though, is that there’s more to getting an office than just getting an office. I know that sounds silly, but it’s true. Like I was talking to a friend of mine and she was telling me that if we wanted a really top of the range place, we would need to go through a buyers advocacy. The Melbourne property market is extremely competitive, for businesses as well as for housing, so if we want something that’s going to reflect the essence of our business, we need to use every advantage we can get.
The problem with that, though, is that it’s just one more thing to do, and believe you me, when every penny counts, hiring property advocates in Melbourne is a luxury we can’t necessarily afford. But here’s the thing. I don’t want to do it halfway. I don’t want to be looking back at this whole process in 6 months time and thinking that we went for what was available. That’s just not in the spirit of what I’m trying to do here, and it’s no good compromising our values before we’ve even really gotten started.