Monday, October 19, 2009

Calculated Risk

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Last Friday I chose to take the biggest calculated risk of my life...I chose to bet on myself and walk away from Corporate America.

When I look at the picture to the left it says it all. I am standing on the cliff which is the "Safe" Corporate job and I am taking a leap into the unknown ocean below.

My decision is a calculated risk for this MAJOR reason...I believe in myself and the three other Co-Founders of BuzzCal Communications!

BuzzCal Communications has already started to grow and with my 100% focus it will explode.

I have worked hard for 12 years developing ideas to help grow revenue for many National companies with AT&T, metroPCS, and Ford to name a few along with helping smaller local companies in a wide range of Industries from Automotive, Furniture, Fast Food, Retail, Packaged Goods, and even Real Estate. I can now take all this experience and help businesses through my own company instead of doing it for someone else.

I'm ready for the new path I have chosen. I really look forward to continuing to grow the network of awesome people I have met on Twitter and meeting y'all in person:) Please join me in my journey to build BuzzCal Communications. I may fail but at least I will always be able to say I gave it a shot!

My favorite quote "In every passionate pursuit the pursuit counts more than the object pursued" Bruce Lee

Let the journey begin!!!

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  1. Congradulations Jeff! These are exciting times for you and I know that you will do better than you could even guess.

  2. As the Irish say ... "May the road rise up to meet you!" I'd wish you luck but you don't need luck - you have passion determination and perseverence.


  3. Good for you! Best of luck with the entrepreneurial venture.

  4. The hardest part is already done - making the decision to leave your job and take the risk. Congratulations!

  5. Congratulations my Twitter Friend! You will do well and remember we are here for you.

  6. I am SO excited for your my friend! You will definitely not fail. In fact, don't even use that word again! You're right...with 100% of your attention, your business will explode! I'm just happy as can be that I'll be right here watching all of it as your friend. :-)

  7. I wish you the best of everything. Don't tread water or the currents will take you where they wish. Just keep swimming and you will get places.

  8. Justin,

    Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and offering your support.

    Much Appreciated!!!

  9. Candice,

    You always make me smile the way you pop in and out always at the right times:) Thanks so much for the kind words and support!

  10. Abbie,

    Thanks a lot and I look forward to connecting again with you soon.

  11. Gini,

    Thanks so much for the words of wisdom. I agree that it is tough to make the decision but after it is done the real excitement begins:)

  12. Deb,

    Thanks a lot! You are so kind and I appreciate the support. Trust me it feels good to have friends just there to listen.

  13. Nancy,

    Thank you thank you thank you! People like you make the World better. This post WILL be the only time you hear me use the "fail" word. I have been successful for 12 years and will continue to be:) I appreciate you being in my corner.

  14. Joseph,

    Thanks for the encouraging words. I never tread water...I have a Type A personality:)

  15. Angelica ColantuoniOctober 21, 2009 at 9:35 AM

    Wow. Congratulations! Although unknown and possibly scary, what an exciting decision! Looking forward to hearing about your journey.

  16. Jeff,

    Congratulations on taking this big step! You're doing exactly what so many people wish they had the guts to do.


  17. Angelica,

    Yes it was a little scary to take the leap but it has already given me such a different perspective on life. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. YOU ROCK!!!

  18. Esther,

    I am 35 years old so it is now or never. My life was meant to take this step. Sometimes you just know everything will be OK and this is one of those moments. I really appreciate the support.

  19. Jeff,

    Your enthusiasm is inspiring. I look forward to this journey. You know you got some solid partners.


  20. congrats! as someone told me when I made the leap three years ago 'cmon in, the water's fine. when ya get in just start paddlin' like hell.'

    + much more fun/challenging/satisfying to build your own swimming hole, than to just swim in someone else's lake. you'll do well.


  21. Congratulations Jeff. Walking away from "safety" is the most difficult part. Now that it is done, keep going & never look back. Wishing you the very best in your endeavours.

  22. I'm proud of you, Jeff. You have the right combination of smarts, ethics, and passion, so I'm confident you'll find success that's so much more fulfilling than anything you could do for corporate America.


  23. Jim,

    Thanks for posting. I could not agree with you more. Starting to build my company has given me such an energy boost. Much appreciated!

  24. Amy,

    You are always so kind and supportive!!!


  25. Mari,

    Thank you soooo much for such kind words. It means a lot coming from someone as smart, funny, and successful as you! I agree this will definitely be more rewarding than staying in corporate America. Now get to the ATL! :)

  26. Great Attitude! Failure is not an option. I look forward to doing buisness with you in the near future. Very near future.

  27. Whatchawearing,

    THX for the support!!! I look forward to working with you too.