Is this blog a sham?

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“There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.” — Indira Gandhi

I went for lunch with a friend yesterday. He has managed to create a real estate developing company with yearly profits of more than 100 million SEK (12 million USD). Giving our mutual interest the conversations are always great fun. He has more knowledge and a better attitude towards business than anybody I know.

As we meet I try to ask questions because I want to learn as much as possible. He answers, but then leads the questions back to me and feeds my ego. He is way better than me on this (too) so I usually end up leaving feeling stupid about bragging when I should have listened. In my world, I end up showing my friend just how little I know and miss out on what want to learn from him..

This leads me to the question: Is this blog a sham?

According to Gandhi, it most definitely is. I do the business and it’s been good, but I’m nowhere near the success of my friend. There are probably a few million people who are more successful in doing business with real estate? They should be writing, not me. I don’t want to be one to take credit when there are so many others who put in more work.

So.. Is it a sham? Would I do better if I put the blog on hold and worked harder? Or should I just start working harder? Do more investments, better, faster? Can this blog be better? If I keep writing, what can help make it better?

Sorry for whining.. but I this has been on my mind for a while and I felt like getting it off my chest. If you have any thoughts or opinions, please let me know. I feel like I’m being lazy as a businessman and lazier as a blogger and that feeling sucks. Ideally, I want to get a lot better on both, so any tips are greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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