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Happy 10th Birthday Rodriguez Consulting!

posted Aug 2, 2017, 5:26 AM by Louis Rodriguez   [ updated Aug 2, 2017, 5:27 AM ]
AUGUST 2, 2017 --- 10 years ago today I decided to file corporate paperwork and form a company. It’s something I had done numerous times but those ventures all failed for a variety of reasons…but this one felt different, partly because it was the first time I would put my name on it. There was also no safety net of a job or a weekly paycheck this time around. I was all in. 

I had no idea that the economy was going to crash a few months after I started but I learned there was no better time to start a business. You jump in the deep end and just start learning to swim.

Ten years later it is still standing. I have made more mistakes than I can count but I did a few things right.  There is no way I can thank everyone that contributed to the company and helped me along the way so I’ll thank three people. I have to thank my parents, Chris and Lou Rodriguez Sr., for putting up with me through the first twentysomething years and establishing the values and foundation I’d need later. And I have to thank my wife Nicole for putting up with me for the last twentysomething years and dealing with all the insanity that comes from owning your own company…like not getting paid every two weeks. She’s the “silent partner” that covers up all of the holes in my game and there are many.

Oh yes, there is one more. I hang out with Him on Sundays but he seems to be around all the time. He tends to toss ideas my way when I am deep in the woods in the middle of a trail run.

I’m looking forward to another ten years.