Sometimes our industry tires me. Because everyone is always so exhaustingly successful. And smart and amazing and crushing it.
But all there is really is the Now, the present moment, and the quality of attention you put into your work. It takes a decade to become an overnight success, and sometimes more. And sometimes you have it all but there's no luck.
There's no such thing as failure. It's all a giant opportunity to grow. Which is easy to say if you're not worried about where your next paycheck is going to come from. Or how you're going to get out of bed if you're so sad.
While we're on the journey all we really want is to be listened to, accepted, and occasionally understood. Loved perhaps for what we're trying to be again and again every day. Or maybe just loved for no reason at all except that we are.
I'd like to build a venture capital fund around that idea. One that puts our joint journey at the center. One that doesn't deny that it's bloody fucking hard and that we feel so much sometimes.
That's what we're building here at Sunstone at the moment. And we've only just started.