Chris Kolmatycki

Entrepreneur, Marketing Expert, and Shower Singing Enthusiast

In my return to blogging, I’m going to attempt to do a little series on ‘Living the Dream’, or working for yourself.  Hopefully, I’ll get the opportunity to give some advice, talk about the challenges I’ve encountered, my own dream evolving, and any other little things I thing is interesting. Lately, I’ve noticed a lot of people I either know, or have recently come to know, talking about starting their   Read More ...

Entrepreneurship Living The Dream My Industry Working For Yourself

I originally thought this song was about going for love, but then started seeing the applications to taking the unconventional path in business as well and going out there and becoming an entrepreneur.  Basically going into the hellish fire of risk and reward that can be associated with running your own business vs. “standing outside the fire” where you work your 9-5 job climbing the corporate ladder.

According to the music video, it turns out I was completely wrong and it’s about overcoming some completely different sort of adversity…?

Lyrics:

We call them cool
Those hearts that have no scars to show
The ones that never do let go
And risk it the tables being turned

We call them fools
Who have to dance within the flame
Who chance the sorrow and the shame
That always come with getting burned

But you got to be tough when consumed by desire
‘Cause it’s not enough just to stand outside the fire
We call them strong
Those who can face this world alone
Who seem to get by on their own
Those who will never take the fall

We call them weak
Who are unable to resist
The slightest chance love might exist
And for that forsake it all

They’re so hell bent on giving, walking a wire
Convinced it’s not living if you stand outside the fire

[Chorus:]
Standing outside the fire
Standing outside the fire
Life is not tried it is merely survived
If you’re standing outside the fire

There’s this love that is burning
Deep in my soul
Constantly yearning to get out of control
Wanting to fly higher and higher
I can’t abide standing outside the fire

[Chorus x2]

Entrepreneurship Working For Yourself

Apologies to all my wonderful fans out there who have been waiting with baited breath for my latest posting.  Today won’t be one of those ranty and arguably incredibly negative posts I normall post.  I know I’m a bit of a vain person, but I thought some people might be interested in an update on a few things that everyone’s favourite small firm, Denote, has been up to.  I’d love   Read More ...

Advertising Denote My Industry Working For Yourself

I really dislike the word ‘entrepreneur’. It’s a word I’ve never liked for various reasons, and a word I specifically try to avoid. A quick jaunt to Wikipedia and you’ll see that entrepreneurship can be defined as “one who undertakes innovations, finance and business acumen in an effort to transform innovations into economic goods.” I think a key word in there is ‘innovation’. Is it innovative to perform a service   Read More ...

Entrepreneurship My Industry Rants Working For Yourself

These are tied to my own personal experiences, but I’ve been pondering a few great reasons (in my opinion) why you should take the path of working for yourself.  They are fairly simple and fairly shallow.  These are in no particular order and I’m sure I’m also missing MANY great reasons.  I’d love for people to comment and add them so I can add to the list!   Reason 1   Read More ...

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