Bob Parsons, GoDaddy’s founder and CEO, has put up a post talking about how he got to where he is today. I think it covers some very interesting details including how he spent two years basically as a poor man, just to get his first real company Parsons Technology off the ground.
He also recounts how GoDaddy.com began and how people warned him to stay away from being a domain registrar, as the market was too crowded. (Sound familiar to any of you wannabe probloggers?)
So here’s my answer to the question I get so much about which idea to pursue for your own business:
- Choose something that you love to do.
- Don’t let crowded markets frighten you.
Then there’s Tony Hawk.
Consider Tony Hawk. He was able to take something that he loved doing – skateboarding – and make a career out of it. In fact, he’s been a professional “skateboarder” for over 24 years now. Try as I might, I can’t name another professional skateboarder, though I’m sure there probably are others. But the point is, Mr. Hawk loved skateboarding so much he has able to make an excellent living at it. To me that says it all.
Read the rest of the inspirational story over at Bob Parson’s blog, Hot Points.