You wanted this, didn’t you?
Yes, but I didn’t think it would be this hard.
Well, what did you think?
I don’t know. Well, that I guess I could just cruise by on talent and pontification. Running a business by answering Quora questions.
HA. You thought that? And how old are you?
38. Man, I just didn’t know.
How dare you. What made you think it would be easy?
It’s so easy for everyone. Their facebook pictures are white linen families, gourmet paleo dinners and likes.
Do you even focus, bro?
Man, I don’t know. It’s so hard sometimes. There are all these conversations happening.
Conversations. You mean the circle jerk that is TwitBook? Like they’ll miss you when you go.
Oh, they will. They all wait for what GenuineChris has to say. They are just dying to hear from me.
Answer me this, tough guy, how many projects you get offa facebook this year?
2. Just 2 so far.
MMm hmm. And how many projects you do?
About 60 projects, man. I like Facebook.
And Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Pinky Blinders. Civilization. Threes. You’re as bad as a cat with a red dot. Fucking focus.
But, look, I can’t work all the time.
Agreed. But are you even scratching the surface? Good parents, good brain, you got more than this, you son-of-a-bitch.
But see, I don’t get high fives when I do the boring shit. The sales calls, when I calm a project down or get someone to pay me. When I pay my people.
True enough. You get something else instead.
Money. I know.
Do you? You sure don’t act like it. Tell you what, you can send all your fucking retweets (and you’re not getting many anymore, are you) to Wells Fargo. See where that gets you.
OK. OK, I get it.
This year was hard man. Good people left my company.
I’m a fraud.
No, jackass. You’re not a fraud. You’re lazy. Just sometimes. Just when it gets hard.
You say that shit to yourself when you want a cop-out. You built Simplifilm. It wasn’t your first thing and it isn’t your last thing. But you only half built it. Because the rest of the work is scary. Of course they left. You weren’t all in.
Now stop talking to me, get back to work and finish your proposal, price sheet, & presentation. That stuff shoulda been done in June.
No Facebook, texting or twitter till they are all done. It’s 20 hours work, but you’ll earn in January. Now, go.