Remember that place?
I dated a girl in 2000/2001 and we went to Blockbuster every Saturday night.
They knew us by name, no joke. Pretty sad, really.
I remember we always rented VHS tapes and they were slowly transitioning to these disk things people called DVDs.
Think I still have a copy of Remember the Titans somewhere.
In 2000, Reed Hastings, the founder of Netflix, met with the CEO of Blockbuster and his team. Hastings was looking to partner up with Blockbuster and run their online online brand.
He was laughed out of the room.
Hastings had the last laugh as Blockbuster filed for bankruptcy in 2010.
And Netflix is a $28 BILLION dollar company.
Blockbuster wasn’t nimble, and paid the price.
So what does this have to do with me, Adam?
I am home with the 2 kids today, as they are sick.
This was not in the plans today, as I had work to do.
Part of working for home, I understand that this stuff does happen (not the first time), and I have to make adjustments, on the fly.
Unlike Blockbuster, I am being nimble.
You have to be able to adjust on the fly as well.
Often times, things do not go as planned, and we all need to make “halftime adjustments”.
Right now, they are both drinking their bottles while I write this email.
And later, I will do my daily livestream, while they are occupied with something else.
My daily blog will get done, probably when they take their naps — IF I can get them to sleep at the same time. Which, if you have 2 little kids, you know is damn near impossible.
At least is has been for us, if you have the secret to getting 2 toddlers to sleep at the same time — SHARE YOUR SECRET WITH THE REST OF US!!!
It’s not ideal conditions today, but I have to work with what I have.
Speaking of things being ideal…
Our little mastermind group of Dad-preneurs is turning into a great resource for Dads. Last week, a guy shared how one of my videos inspired him to spend more money on his Facebook ads.
Got a bit teary eyed reading it, to be honest.
And no, he ain’t selling some $7 ebook.
He sells gymnastics equipment.
With FB ads.
If you’re a Dad and looking to grow your business without grinding 24/7 and working your face off, this place is for you.
We also hold LIVE accountability calls every other Tuesday. We also have monthly trainings & expert interviews.
It’s a great place to connect with other Dad-preneurs, ask questions & share your insights.