Micro Entrepreneurism, Simple Living & Art
A week or two ago I emailed someone over at the Floydfest office on a whim, asking if they had any internship positions open. I wrote that I was in search of new experiences and the expansion of my world. I didn’t advertise what I could do so much as tried to explain the idea that I am interested in being a part of something great. They emailed back and said, and I quote, “We are intrigued. Can you come by our office for an interview next week?”
I had my interview today and got hired. Of the entire conversation, the one thing that stuck with me, was Linda telling me that it wasn’t going to be anything fancy. And everything I would be doing was stuff that she had done, or still did. Licking, sticking, filing, sorting – that’s what this business is. When she said it, I smiled (I might have even laughed a little) because I knew. I told her that I understood that quite well from my experience with both RAGGEDedge and the sailing center. I might be a business owner, but I still gotta take out the garbage, clean the floors, and put little pieces of sticky back tape on our labels. (I would like to note though, that this is not something they teach you in school, but I think the reasoning for that could be a whole other blog post, so i’ll stop there.)
It stuck because A. I liked her honesty, and B. I realized that I didn’t care. I didn’t go there expecting something grand, I went there in search of new opportunity, a place to make connections and meet people. I was there for that, more then I was there for the actual work. The work on a common goal is just the platform that brings together the people, and the people are what have the potential to make it great.