He attended the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Arizona, where he came up with an innovative business idea —- subscription based coffee —- and called it MistoBox.
Unfortunately, like many things in life, I don’t always do as I say — but I am striving to change this. During today’s conversation I learned many things, but more importantly I learned something that has changed my way of thinking about business and life.
Being in the business of selling software, I have admired Patrick’s work for years, so I was a bit starstruck at the beginning of the conversation — all this aside, we get to some great stuff and have a few laughs (at ourselves) too.
I live and run my business from a small northern town in Ontario, Canada. To be honest, it can be very isolating. In order to deal with this, my family and I like to travel and make a point of doing this as often as possible.
We all have pivotal moments in our journey to becoming entrepreneurs. Some are defined by mistakes and others by successes that we’ve enjoyed.
The moment that I am thinking about in my journey is prior to any of this and it takes me back the the learning phase, before I had even taken my first steps into online business.
It’s the summer of 2010, and I can remember reading two books that didn’t necessarily change my perspective, but they helped me to feel something that I needed to feel in order to move forward.
We see headlines filling our Twitter timelines daily with another startup being bought for some insane amount of money and we wonder how we would feel if it happened to us.
When we get so immersed within our work and projects that we lose this focus on the big picture we tend to end up doing things that we shouldn’t be doing.