I still have the piece of paper

More than a living began more than a decade ago. It began as a series of ideas before it was More than a living. These discussions have spanned more than a decade (or two decades, combined) of frustration with the apathy that businesses tended to show toward employees.

That frustration was magnified by the similar apathy found in professional organizations. And other organizations. And other support mechanisms.

It’s been ten years since we started complaining and we still hear people talking about it all the time.

“I want something more.”

“I want to feel like what I do matters.”

I’m sure people complained about it before us. I’m sure people will continue to complain.

There’s definitely a hole.

I still have the piece of paper where we wrote down the name for this pursuit. And we constantly refer to it. It really stuck. “More than a living.” That’s what we want: More than a living.
Eventually, we had hoped to find a place that would solve the problem for us. But we haven’t.

So we’re going to try to solve the problem ourselves.

Will we be able to fill it? Who knows? We’ll likely fall short of our goal. We may even fail completely. But that’s not going to stop us from trying.

The point is we haven’t found the solution. So we have to try to create it.

About Rick Turoczy

More than mildly obsessed with the Portland startup community. Founder and editor at Silicon Florist. Cofounder and general manager at PIE. Follow me on Twitter: @turoczy
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