The Summer Semester is ending
For many years I have written a post at the end of each summer about where my head is at. There is something about summer that always gives me time and space to think about next chapters. The beginning of fall is my new year.
Over the past couple years I have been working on moving into something else. That doesn’t mean completely cleansing myself of what I have done the past 15 years, it just means that I have got to the peak of my evolution.
On one hand I hope to live to be 100 on the other hand people used to retire at age 62 (I am not there yet). I can never physically retire. I can just move into other realms. My energy level is not what it was 15 years ago (although I try and pretend it is) but I do want to use what I have learned and leverage it into something else.
That means less angel investing. I would like to sit on a few mature boards where I can make an impact. Just like entrepreneurs ask themselves if they have another one in them, I am burnt out on the early stage investing. I only want to do it when there is more capital at the table with investors who roll their sleeves up which tend to be institutional investors. They have to and angels don’t so most angels do very little.
I am going to start working out later in the morning to continue to give me (or force me) time to have space. Space slows you down. It feels good to get to this stage. I have worked hard to get here but I am excited for a different cadence of my daily life including new frontiers mixed with old ones. I never want to be out of the game but I am changing my game.