Resolved in Recovery

It was simply the strangest thing. Over the past week or so I’ve had my head deep in development mode for a new service to Australians that should be launched tomorrow in beta. Don’t Tell has always been on the back of my mind – it just isn’t moving as quickly as I want it to in the direction I want it to. How can I make it move the right way?

Cut back to Thursday night when I underwent surgery to have my collar bone put back into place by inserting some pins and a plate (I’m now part machine – look out!). Before the operation I’d lost a bit of my interest in Don’t Tell and all my other ideas, I just couldn’t get too motivated. Maybe it was because nothing was really happening, maybe because all my efforts seemed to hit brick walls, maybe this idea just wasn’t meant to work.

I went into surgery at about 7.30pm – 8pm and went under a general anaesthetic. I was knocked out about half way through a conversation with one of the surgeons…

Only to awake in a different room, with a nurse present (no surgeons), trying to finish that conversation! I realised the silliness of this and stopped talking, just lying there recovering and steadying my mind and breathing.

It was at this time that suddenly an entire deal structure, product channel and way of pushing Don’t Tell forward sprang into my mind. The whole thing! After surgery I couldn’t sleep because I was so busy writing everything down.

My enthusiasm and motivation is renewed, let’s see how it all goes…

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2 Responses to “Resolved in Recovery”


  1. 1 Adam February 4, 2008 at 5:19 am

    Keep at it Scott. Everyone has down times where they think their ideas suck (or everyone else sucks for not liking their ideas), but if you keep learning and trying new stuff you’ll find something that works.

    Can’t wait to see what your new service is!

  2. 2 Scott Middleton February 4, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Thanks Adam as always your comments are much appreciated. Everything is up and I’m fairly confident its working well. We’re just doing some manual testing.

    You’re right, this broken collar bone is making me more productive!


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