Yesterday was marked by celebrations for freedom. It felt great and things couldn’t get any better!
Or so I thought. To add the cherry on top, my friend, who I call Maximax, offered me to be on The Board while we chatted on BBM.
“What kind of a Board?” I ask.
“The Board of Directors kind of Board. I’m starting a business!” Maximax replies, matter-of-factly.
Miserably failing to hide my desperation for such a prestigious job, I quickly say “I’m so in! I’ll work without a salary until you make over $100K!”
I mean, who in their right state of mind would reject such a proposal? I just got head hunted and that too on the night when I wrote my last exam of the undergrad! How many people can boast about that??
Maximax has proven to be the debit to my credit, while April 15th has surfaced as one of the best days of my life! Goodbye, entry-level jobs! From now on, I will be one of those “top management” people. I’ll make critical decisions, set important policies and even get a private jet if I’m lucky. Also, I need to start making a list of all the luxurious vacations I will be taking!
After my mini day-dream session is over, it occurs to me to ask, “So what’s your business about? I’m sooo excited!” And then my confident friend responds, “I don’t know yet, but what I do know is that entrepreneurship is for me.”
What?? There is no business idea??? For a second I’m nervous and hoping that I haven’t fallen for some kind of let’s-play-office game. But the next second I’m calm and collected. My friend is smart; she can definitely be a successful entrepreneur. I recall how I gave her the name “Maximax” within a year of meeting her because she always seemed to maximize her choices and get the maximum benefit out of everything. This thought makes me feel better.
So, now I think I’ll be fine. I have a non-paying job for this summer (I regret being so generous). But hey, I also have something incredible to look forward to! Maximax just needs to figure out what it is I’m helping her manage.
Life can be so sweet sometimes! 😉