Mark Lazarchic

Long overdue post

Sure it has been almost 2 weeks since I posted anything. Sure you are probably thinking I have forgotten you.
Well you would be correct.

I have been overwhelmingly busy with our new startup OTTEROLOGY. What we have created is amazing and because it is so amazing we are releasing it to everyone in the whole world. Maybe not everywhere. I am debating letting the French use it.
With this new project comes a whole new round of fear. Fear that must be managed and controlled with information. You see we are entering into something that, while we are confident in the product, we are unfamiliar with the exact process we are about to take a journey into. Fear comes from not knowing. We are flooding our brains to gather more information about how we do this and that is helping, but still there is much to learn and we have just begun.
We have enlisted the help of a group called DealPen based here in Minneapolis. They have been wonderful in showing us how, what and why we are going to need to do to make this thing the monster it needs to be. We really are onto something big and that is starting to actually sink in.

On a personal note tomorrow morning I am getting a vasectomy. Wish I could say I was looking forward to it but the worst part for me is that for the following three days I am “expected” to take it easy and just sit on the couch. That seems easy enough for most but I am still attending a meeting at 2PM because I have to and I think the idea of sitting in a business meeting with a giant ice pack on my goodies is funny as hell. Just sitting around does not come easy to me. I watched a movie this week for the first time in a long time because I just can not sit still for 2 hours. So the jist of the story here is not that the actual procedure is bothering me, but the fact that I am expected to enjoy taking three days on my ass with some sort of pleasure.

Also I got into a debate a week ago about the working ethic of people in America. I have a VERY dim view of workers in America and the other person seems to believe that everyone should be paid a million dollars despite sucking at what they do. Sure that is an over-simplification but so was his whole argument. I find it great that I am always arguing that point with people that cash paychecks and not those that write them. People seem oblivious to their own work ethic. Everyone thinks they work hard. Most people honestly believe that about themselves. Mostly because they have NO IDEA how hard work can really be.
The whole premise came from me saying that people not born in America always seem to be MUCH more willing to work harder and longer to achieve success.  The other guys point was that we should not have to work so hard and long. I can not even begin to wrap my mind around that. It seems more like an argument for mediocority  than anything else. Just because someone does not want to work more than the minimum, and lets be honest 40 hours is the minimum, they seem to despise and hate those that are willing to work more and harder. The argument is always “Why should I have to work more at something I do not like doing?”. I could not formulate my thoughts at the time because I am always taken back by this and it honestly takes me time to process it. The answer is simple. You DO NOT have to work more than the minimum, BUT you do not get to whine about others willing to work more, and harder than you to achieve more of what they want.

All done for now. I am sure I will write more this weekend as I will be sitting on my ass with ice on my goodies wondering why I ever thought that was a good idea.

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